slaveholder

noun
slave·hold·er | \ˈslāv-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of slaveholder 

: an owner of slaves

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slaveholding \ˈslāv-ˌhōl-diŋ \ adjective or noun

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For me, however, this is a living, breathing portrait of what life must have been like for my ancestors in a country where their children could be taken at the slaveholder’s whim. Solomon Jones, Philly.com, "153 years after Juneteenth, black and brown people are still dehumanized in America | Solomon Jones," 19 June 2018 In 1860, Alabama slaveholder Timothy Meaher chartered the Clotilda, betting—correctly—that they wouldn’t be caught or tried for breaking the law. Anna Diamond, Smithsonian, "Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Barracoon’ Tells the Story of the Slave Trade’s Last Survivor," 2 May 2018 In addition to its debates over gender roles, the SBC has struggled to overcome its history as a denomination formed in defense of slaveholders. David Crary And Ryan Tarinelli, Fox News, "#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene," 13 June 2018 In addition to its debates over gender roles, the SBC has struggled to overcome its history as a denomination formed in defense of slaveholders. David Crary And Ryan Tarinelli, Fox News, "#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene," 13 June 2018 In addition to its debates over gender roles, the SBC has struggled to overcome its history as a denomination formed in defense of slaveholders. David Crary And Ryan Tarinelli, Fox News, "#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene," 13 June 2018 Some are slaveholders, others sip blood and a few jump backward like nobody’s business. Ashley Braun, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Ants," 15 June 2018 In addition to its debates over gender roles, the SBC has struggled to overcome its history as a denomination formed in defense of slaveholders. David Crary And Ryan Tarinelli, Fox News, "#MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene," 13 June 2018 When the Americanized banjo appear, it is owned by a white slaveholder, Hero's master. Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader, "Father Comes Home From the Wars," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of slaveholder

1776, in the meaning defined above

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slaveholder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slaveholder

: a person who owns slaves

slaveholder

noun
slave·hold·er | \ˈslāv-ˌhōl-dər \

Kids Definition of slaveholder

: an owner of slaves

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