white slavery
noun Date: 1857 enforced prostitution

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • White slavery — is a term that was used to refer to sexual slavery. It was first used in 19th century Britain to refer to prostitution of children.Forced prostitutionThe Eliza Armstrong caseThe term gained particular prominence in England during the trial and… …   Wikipedia

  • white slavery — noun uncount the illegal practice of forcing girls and young women to work as PROSTITUTES in a foreign country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • white slavery — noun : enforced prostitution * * * the condition of or traffic in white slaves. [1815 25] * * * white slavery noun • • • Main Entry: ↑white * * * white slavery, 1. the condition of a white slave or slaves. 2. the practice or business of a white… …   Useful english dictionary

  • white slavery — n. to sell smb. into white slavery * * * [ˌwaɪt sleɪv(ə)rɪ] to sell smb. into white slavery …   Combinatory dictionary

  • white slavery — noun Sexual slavery, particularly the involuntary prostitution of women of European ancestry …   Wiktionary

  • white slavery — the condition of or traffic in white slaves. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • white slavery — /waɪt ˈsleɪvəri/ (say wuyt slayvuhree) noun the condition of or the traffic in white slaves …   Australian English dictionary

  • white slavery — Synonyms and related words: Cosa Nostra, Mafia, black market, bootlegging, gambling, gray market, illegal commerce, illegal operations, illegitimate business, illicit business, loan sharking, moonshining, narcotics traffic, organized crime,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • white slavery — noun (U) old fashioned the practice or business of taking girls to a foreign country and forcing them to be prostitutes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • white slavery — Holding women or girls in prostitution …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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