thralldom
Thraldom Thral"dom, n. [Icel. ?r[ae]ld[=o]mr. See {Thrall}, and {-dom}.] The condition of a thrall; slavery; bondage; state of servitude. [Written also {thralldom}.] [1913 Webster]

Women are born to thraldom and penance And to be under man's governance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He shall rule, and she in thraldom live. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • thralldom — or thraldom [thrôl′dəm] n. the condition of being a thrall; servitude; slavery …   English World dictionary

  • thralldom — thrall ► NOUN ▪ the state of being in another s power: she was in thrall to her husband. DERIVATIVES thraldom (also thralldom) noun. ORIGIN Old Norse, «slave» …   English terms dictionary

  • thralldom — noun the state of being under the control of another person • Syn: ↑bondage, ↑slavery, ↑thrall, ↑thraldom • Derivationally related forms: ↑thrall (for: ↑thraldom), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thralldom — noun see thrall I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thralldom — /thrawl deuhm/, n. the state of being a thrall; bondage; slavery; servitude. Also, thraldom. [1125 75; ME thraldom. See THRALL, DOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • thralldom — noun /ˈθɹɔːldəm/ A state of bondage, slavery, or subjugation to another person …   Wiktionary

  • thralldom — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. servitude, subjugation, bondage; see slavery 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or thraldom) noun A state of subjugation to an owner or master: bondage, enslavement, helotry, serfdom, ser vileness, servility, servitude, slavery …   English dictionary for students

  • thralldom — n. slavery, enslavement …   English contemporary dictionary

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