What does slavery mean?

Definitions for slaveryˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slavery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldom(noun)

    the state of being under the control of another person

  2. slavery, slaveholding(noun)

    the practice of owning slaves

  3. slavery(noun)

    work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

Wiktionary

  1. slavery(Noun)

    An institution or social practice of owning human beings as property, especially for use as forced laborers.

  2. slavery(Noun)

    A condition of servitude endured by a slave.

  3. slavery(Noun)

    A condition in which one is captivated or subjugated, as by greed or drugs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slavery(noun)

    the condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another

  2. Slavery(noun)

    a condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will

  3. Slavery(noun)

    the holding of slaves

Freebase

  1. Slavery

    Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation. Historically, slavery was institutionally recognized by many societies; in more recent times slavery has been outlawed in most societies but continues through the practices of debt bondage, indentured servitude, serfdom, domestic servants kept in captivity, certain adoptions in which children are forced to work as slaves, child soldiers, and forced marriage. Slavery is illegal in every country in the world, but there are still an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide; some opponents are hopeful that slavery can be eradicated by 2042. Slavery predates written records and has existed in many cultures. The number of slaves today remains as high as 12 million to 27 million. Most are debt slaves, largely in South Asia, who are under debt bondage incurred by lenders, sometimes even for generations. Human trafficking is primarily used for forcing women and children into sex industries. In pre-industrial societies, slaves and their labour were economically extremely important to those who benefitted from them. Slaves and serfs made up around three-quarters of the world's population at the beginning of the 19th century.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slavery in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slavery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

  2. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

  3. Patrick Henry:

    Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery Forbid it, Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death

  4. Marilu Gresens:

    In Africa we have reports of soldiers and rebel groups ... forcing women into marriage, sexual slavery, domestic servitude, (In Nigeria) reports of Boko Haram selling girls into slavery has been going on a lot longer than the 'Bring back our girls' campaign, unfortunately.

  5. Loretta Lynch father:

    The good guys won. That's what has happened in this country all along, even during slavery. Levi Coffin was a founder of the Underground Railroad. Even during slavery. A white man fought against slavery. So all over this land good folks have stood in the right lane, in the right path.

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