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Slavery Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the practice of owning slaves
  • work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay
  • the state of being under the control of another person

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the state of being under the control of another person ,
  • the practice of owning slaves ,
  • work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

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Slavery Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Slavery is an economic system. In it, some people must work for no pay. It is also a system of ownership. In many countries slaves were owned by citizens of the country. These people were slaves.

There is evidence that even before there was writing, there was slavery. There have been different types of slavery, and they have been in almost all cultures and continents.

The English word "slave" comes from the medieval word for the Slavic peoples of Central Europe and Eastern Europe, because these were the last ethnic group to be captured and enslaved in Central Europe. According to Adam Smith and Auguste Comte, a slave was mainly defined as a captive or prisoner of war. Slave-holders used to buy slaves at slave auctions.

Slaves are not allowed rights.



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* Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery Forbid it, Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death - Patrick Henry

* Debt is the slavery of the free. - Publilius Syrus

* Enjoy things which are pleasant that is not the evil it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. - Thomas Carlyle


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Slavery Sample Sentences in News


  • Gov’t vows stronger campaign vs modern slavery
    The Philippines has one of the worst modern slavery problems in the Asia-Pacific, but it also garnered the top spot in the 2014 edition of the Global Slavery Index (GSI) among countries “making comparatively strong efforts with limited resources” in the campaign against human trafficking. Malacañang said the country’s ranking in the 2014 GSI by the Walk Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'
  • Palace hails PH’s standing vs slavery
    Malacañang on Saturday lauded the results of the Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2014 which showed efforts of the Philippine government to eradicate modern slavery.The Philippines topped efforts against modern slavery in Asia and ranked third in the Asia Pacific region. The country also ranked 29th globally out of 167 countries. ... Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'
  • 10 Countries With The Most Slaves
    While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a recent report by the Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organization. Modern-day slavery differs from traditional slavery. In traditional slavery, which is illegal in each of the 167 countries Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'

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