Definitions for slavery
ˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv rislav·e·ry
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bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldomnoun
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
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Servitude; the condition of a slave; the offices of a slave.
Etymology: from slave.
If my dissentings were out of errour, weakness, or obstinacy in me, yet no man can think it other than the badge and method of slavery, by savage rudeness and importunate obtrusions of violence to have the mist of his errour dispelled. Charles I .
Slavery and enslavement are the state and condition of being a slave, who cannot quit their service to another person and is treated like property. In chattel slavery, the enslaved person 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 the course of human history, slavery was often a feature of civilisation and legal in most societies, but is now outlawed in all countries of the world, except as punishment for crime.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 enslaved people provide forced labor, usually in the factories and sweatshops of the private sector of a country's economy. In the industrialised countries, human trafficking is the modern variety of slavery; in the unindustrialised countries, enslavement by debt bondage is a common form of enslaving a person, such as captive domestic servants, forced marriage, and child soldiers.
Slavery is a social-economic system under which certain individuals, known as slaves, are treated as property and are forced to work without consent or pay. Slaves are bought, sold, and owned by other individuals known as masters or slave-owners. Slavery has been practiced by various societies throughout history, but is now universally condemned as a violation of basic human rights.
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
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.
The numerical value of slavery in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of slavery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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.
He'd been president, and he was asked to run for Congress specifically to fight against slavery. And he was all worn out, as most presidents are, but he was so moved by slavery he came back, and for over twenty years, he stood over here, and every single day he stood up with his petition to stop slavery. And every day he was booed down and hated, hated, hated by his fellow Congressmen. Until finally at the very end of his life, he stood up again with his petition, and collapsed.
The authors of that amendment purposely chose language drafted by Jefferson in an unsuccessful effort to outlaw slavery in the Northwest Territories as a means of honoring Jefferson’s struggle against slavery, if Democrats understood Jefferson’s lifelong opposition to slavery, they would have reached a different conclusion.
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.
In 1865, Slavery was Abolished. But even after 150 years, we are still Slaves... We let others control our mind. There can be no greater Slavery than this!
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- esclavatge, esclavitudCatalan, Valencian
- otroctví, otrokářstvíCzech
- برده داریPersian
- tràillealachdScottish Gaelic
- esklavajHaitian Creole
- ստրկություն, ստրկատիրությունArmenian
- 노예 제도Korean
- servitūdō, servitium, servitusLatin
- naaltéʼNavajo, Navaho
- niewola, niewolnictwoPolish
- неволя, рабствоRussian
- దాసితనము, దాస్యముTelugu
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