slavery

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noun slav·ery \ˈslā-v(ə-)rē\

Definition of slavery

  1. 1 :  drudgery, toil

  2. 2 :  submission to a dominating influence

  3. 3a :  the state of a person who is a chattel of anotherb :  the practice of slaveholding

Examples of slavery in a sentence

  1. She was sold into slavery.

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

1551

First Known Use of slavery

1551


SLAVERY Defined for English Language Learners

slavery

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noun slav·ery \ˈslā-v(ə-)rē\

Definition of slavery for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being a slave

  • : the practice of owning slaves


SLAVERY Defined for Kids

slavery

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noun slav·ery \ˈslā-və-rē, ˈslāv-rē\

Definition of slavery for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being owned by another person :  bondage

  2. 2 :  the custom or practice of owning slaves

  3. 3 :  hard tiring labor :  drudgery



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