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  1. slaves

    Slavery and enslavement are both the state and the condition of being a slave, who is someone forbidden to quit serving an enslaver, and is treated by the enslaver as property. Slavery typically involves slaves being made to perform some form of work while also having their location or residence dictated by the enslaver. Many historical cases of enslavement occurred as a result of breaking the law, becoming indebted, or suffering a military defeat; other forms of slavery were instituted along demographic lines such as race. Slaves may be kept in bondage for life or for a fixed period of time, after which they would be granted freedom. Although slavery is usually involuntary and involves coercion, there are also cases where people voluntarily enter into slavery to pay a debt or earn money due to poverty. In the course of human history, slavery was a typical feature of civilization, and was legal in most societies, but it is now outlawed in most countries of the world, except as a punishment for a crime.In chattel slavery, the slave is legally rendered the personal property (chattel) of the slave owner. In economics, the term de facto slavery describes the conditions of unfree labour and forced labour that most slaves endure.In 2019, approximately 40 million people, of whom 26 percent were children, were enslaved throughout the world despite it being illegal. In the modern world, more than 50 percent of slaves provide forced labour, usually in the factories and sweatshops of the private sector of a country's economy. In industrialised countries, human trafficking is a modern variety of slavery; in non-industrialised countries, enslavement by debt bondage is a common form of enslaving a person, such as captive domestic servants, forced marriage, and child soldiers.

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  1. slaves

    (native name Slowene, or Slowane). The general name of a group of nations belonging to the Aryan family, whose settlements extend from the Elbe to Kamtschatka, and from the Frozen Sea to Ragusa on the Adriatic, the whole of Eastern Europe being almost exclusively occupied by them. The original names of the Slavic tribes seem to have been Winds, or Wends (Venedi), and Serbs. The latter of these names is spoken of by Procopius as the ancient name common to the whole Slavic stock. The Slavonians proper are a handsome, tall, and slender race.

Editors Contribution

  1. slavesnoun

    The strong Greek word doulos cannot be accurately translated in English as servant or bond servant; the HCSB translates this word as slave, not out of the insensitivity to the legitimate concerns of modern English speakers, but out of a commitment to accurately convey the brutal reality of the Roman Empire's inhumane institution as the ownership called for by Christ.

    Slaves are created as a man without a word to stand for and define or without a name to proclaim as a theory of his own to lay law.

    Etymology: Prisoner


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on September 10, 2023  

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  2. selvas

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slaves in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slaves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Martin Luther:

    I had a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons ofthe former slaves and the sons of the former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood

  2. Kristin Kreuk:

    The accusations that I was in the ‘ inner circle ’ or recruited women as ‘ sex slaves ’ are blatantly false, during my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture, and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.

  4. Antonio Parkinson:

    You know what would be the most embarrassing situation? If it didn't pass. I'm honestly concerned that it could be, in our state, a situation where it doesn't actually pass, having that in your constitution, the constitution of the state — where you have descendants of slaves that live here and pay taxes here and raise children here — is totally unacceptable.

  5. Larry Johnson:

    I don't think it is sustainable over the long haul, there are a lot of companies that do very well by having a fun and exciting culture where you don't have to treat people like slaves or drive them against the wall.

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