slave state
noun Date: 1809 1. a state of the United States in which slavery was legal until the Civil War 2. a nation subjected to totalitarian rule

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  • slave state — noun historical any of the Southern states of the US in which slavery was legal before the Civil War …   English new terms dictionary

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