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 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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