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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  • Survive slavery, then face charges?
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  • Saved from slavery -- then arrested
    A pregnant teen is rescued from slavery, only to be charged with adultery, shocked activists say. Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'
  • Campaigners launch first anti-slavery organizations database
    By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global database of organizations fighting modern slavery and human trafficking will help connect victims with the help they need, a group of charities said on Thursday. Launched by Polaris, the Freedom Fund and the Walk Free Foundation - three major players in the anti-slavery and human trafficking movemen Read more on this news related to 'Slavery'

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