What does slavery mean?

Definitions for slavery
ˈsleɪ və ri, ˈsleɪv rislav·ery

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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.

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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. Chuck Collins:

    People say' slavery was so long ago' or' my family didn't own slaves.' But the key thing to understand is that the unpaid labor of millions -- and the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow laws, discrimination in mortgage lending and a race-based system of mass incarceration -- created uncompensated wealth for individuals and white society as a whole.

  2. AiR:

    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!

  3. Pope Francis on Saturday:

    The many forms of slavery, the commercialization, and mutilation of the bodies of women, call out to us to be committed to defeat these types of degradation that reduce them to mere objects that are bought and sold ....

  4. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    He who can say SORRY often for others’ mistake and feels no shame to be in Slavery is fit to marry to spend long time with his wife in the personal life & on the professional front could have a lengthy journey in a private sector company.

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