Definitions for helotismˈhɛl əˌtɪz əm, ˈhi lə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hel•ot•ismˈhɛl əˌtɪz əm, ˈhi lə-(n.)

  1. the state or quality of being a helot; serfdom or slavery.

  2. a symbiotic relationship in which one group of organisms is subordinate.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of helotism:

1815–25

Wiktionary

  1. helotism(Noun)

    The permanent oppression of a nominally free group of people

  2. helotism(Noun)

    A form of symbiosis in which one species is forced to perform tasks for another, for their mutual benefit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helotism(noun)

    the condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery

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