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slavery

noun slav·ery \ˈslā-v(ə-)rē\

: the state of being a slave

: the practice of owning slaves

Full Definition of SLAVERY

1
:  drudgery, toil
2
:  submission to a dominating influence
3
a :  the state of a person who is a chattel of another
b :  the practice of slaveholding

Examples of SLAVERY

  1. She was sold into slavery.
  2. <a child born into slavery was considered simply another addition to the master's wealth and property>

First Known Use of SLAVERY

1551

Rhymes with SLAVERY

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