Slavery

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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 (also called thralldom) is an economic system. In it, some people must work for no pay. These people are called 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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'Slavery' example sentence in quotations


* 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


  • CAST, Polaris, & Clear Channel Outdoor Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
    The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking , Polaris, and Clear Channel Outdoor were joined by county and city elected officials and advocates today as they announced a partnership to raise awareness against human trafficking in the greater Los Angeles area. Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'
  • Monkey Cage: How ordinary petitions helped end slavery and make women into political activists
    New research shows how the fight against slavery bred a generation of politically engaged women. Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'
  • Slavery Matters More Than Ever
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