slaveholder

noun slave·hold·er \ ˈslāv-ˌhōl-dər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of slaveholder

: an owner of slaves

slaveholding

play \ˈslāv-ˌhōl-diŋ\ adjective or noun

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First Known Use of slaveholder

1776


SLAVEHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

slaveholder

noun

Definition of slaveholder for English Language Learners

  • : a person who owns slaves


SLAVEHOLDER Defined for Kids

slaveholder

noun slave·hold·er \ ˈslāv-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of slaveholder for Students

: an owner of slaves

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