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Slaves Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Slaves 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.



'Slaves' example sentence in quotations


* We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living. - Randolph Bourne

* Americans who had traveled in Europe knew the 'free' European peasants suffered considerably greater oppression and misery than did American bondsman. Modern scholarship has shown that the exploitation rate -- the percentage of the worker's production that was taken from him by his owners -- was lower among the slaves than among European peasants, that work loads were light, and that slaves actually experienced a considerable measure of personal freedom. - Forest McDonald

* Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge. - Fritz Perls


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  • The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America
    Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition? Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'
  • Japan shrugs off South Korean calls on 'sex slaves'
    The Japanese government on Monday shrugged off renewed calls from South Korean President Park Geun-Hye to apologise to former wartime sex slaves, saying Tokyo hoped Seoul would change its views. The comment came in reaction to Park's weekend call for Japan to resolve issues surrounding women being pressed into sexually serving Japanese troops during World War Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'
  • Descendant says Burlington County village of ex-slaves included free blacks
    Some historians believe Timbuctoo was a tiny community of fugitive slaves established in a Burlington County woods with the help of Quakers nearly four decades before the Civil War broke out. Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'

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