Definitions for slaveryˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
slav•er•y*ˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv ri(n.)
the condition of a slave; bondage.
the keeping of slaves as a practice or institution.
a state of subjection like that of a slave.
severe toil; drudgery.
* Syn: slavery , bondage , servitude refer to involuntary subjection to another or others. slavery emphasizes the idea of complete ownership and control by a master: to be sold into slavery.bondage indicates a state of subjugation or captivity often involving burdensome and degrading labor: in bondage to a cruel master.servitude is compulsory service, often such as is required by law: penal servitude.
Origin of slavery:
bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldom(noun)
the state of being under the control of another person
the practice of owning slaves
work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
slavery(noun)ˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv ri
a system in which people are owned as slaves
the laws that made slavery illegal
An institution or social practice of owning human beings as property, especially for use as forced laborers.
A condition of servitude endured by a slave.
A condition in which one is captivated or subjugated, as by greed or drugs.
the condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another
a condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will
the holding of slaves
Translations for slavery
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being a slave.
- escravidãoPortuguese (BR)
- die SklavereiGerman
- 노예 신분Korean
- vergovė, vergijaLithuanian
- slaveri, trelldomNorwegian
- مرييتوب، غلامي: كړاو، ستونځه: مريى ساتنه، دغلامۍ رسمPashto
- slaveri, träldomSwedish
- 奴隸身份Chinese (Trad.)
- tình trạng nô lệVietnamese
- 奴隶身份Chinese (Simp.)
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