What does slavery mean?

Definitions for slavery
ˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv rislav·e·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldomnoun

    the state of being under the control of another person

  2. slavery, slaveholdingnoun

    the practice of owning slaves

  3. slaverynoun

    work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

Wiktionary

  1. slaverynoun

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

  2. slaverynoun

    A condition of servitude endured by a slave.

  3. slaverynoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slaverynoun

    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 .

Wikipedia

  1. Slavery

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slaverynoun

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

  2. Slaverynoun

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

  3. Slaverynoun

    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.

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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

Examples of slavery in a Sentence

  1. Michael Arad:

    The inspiration for this memorial draws on Mother Emanuel AME Church as a historic place and as a congregation, throughout its 200-year history, it has endured slavery, discrimination and racism. When worship and assembly were banned, the church resisted and provided a place of fellowship and sanctuary. The Emanuel Nine tragedy marks another dark moment for the church, though faith helped to heal and bring light into the darkness.

  2. President Obama:

    In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- met on this bridge.

  3. The Thai government:

    These situations would be called modern slavery by any measure.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.

  5. Keith Ellison:

    However, Ellison’s past associations and commentsmay trouble more moderate voters. Ellison’s 2006 run for Keith Ellison seat was plunged into controversy after the conservative PowerLineBlog.com found he had once identified with Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and in 1998 was referring to himself as Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammed. The Washington Post reported that Keith Ellison had defended Farrakhan against accusations of anti-Semitism in 1989 and in 1990 had called affirmative action a sneaky form of compensation for slavery, calling instead for reparations. When the controversy erupted in 2006, Keith Ellison acknowledged Keith Ellison had worked with the group, but only for 18 months to help organize Farrakhan's 1995 Million Man March. Keith Ellison distanced Keith Ellison from both Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, and said Keith Ellison had n’t scruitinized the group's anti-Semitic positions appropriately. They were and are anti-Semitic, and I should have come to that conclusion earlier than I did, Keith Ellison said. Yet it is n’t the only controversy for Keith Ellison. In 2007, Keith Ellison made a comparison between Bush and 9/11 to Hitler and the 1933 Reichstag fire. 9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire, after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country [ Hitler ] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. He later clarified that he did indeed believe that Usama bin Laden was responsible for the terror attacks. But it was n’t the only controversy for Ellison in 2007, as he also backed a movement to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney over his alleged fabrication of intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Brad Bannon believes that Ellison’s Muslim heritage could be a boost not a burden, especially in light of Trump’s elevation Sunday of controversial Breitbart boss Steve Bannon to chief strategist.

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