Slavery

  • 1slavery — refers to a variety of forms of unfreedom, such as serfdom and bonded labour. However, it is normally associated with chattel slavery, in which the human being is a thing to be bought or sold, and does not have the status of personhood. Chattel… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 2Slavery — Slav er*y, n.; pl. {Slaveries}. [See 2d {Slave}.] 1. The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another. [1913 Webster] Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, said I, still thou art a bitter… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Slavery —    Slavery played a minor role in ancient Egypt, contrary to modern expectations. There was no large scale exploitation of slavery. Most slaves were acquired as booty in war or to a lesser extent from the sale of criminals or debtors. Most slaves …

    Ancient Egypt

  • 4slavery — index bondage, captivity, restraint, servitude, subjection, thrall Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5Slavery —    Slavery existed throughout the history of Byzantium (q.v.) as an inheritance from Roman times that the church tolerated. Prisoners of war were a common source of slaves. From the 10th century onward campaigns in the Balkan Peninsula (q.v.)… …

    Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • 6Slavery — was often the fate of soldiers captured on a battlefield, as well as those captured at sea by pirates. The *AS enslaved many *Britons, most of whom worked on the land. Those who worked for the AS aristocracy within the house might well have had… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 7slavery — (n.) 1550s; from SLAVE (Cf. slave) + ERY (Cf. ery) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8slavery — *servitude, bondage …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9slavery — [n] state of working under duress or without freedom bondage, bullwork, captivity, chains* constraint, drudge, drudgery, enslavement, enthrallment, feudalism, grind, helotry, indenture, labor, menial labor, moil, peonage, restraint, serfdom,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10slavery — ► NOUN 1) the state of being a slave. 2) the practice or system of owning slaves …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11slavery — [slā′vər ē, slāv′rē] n. 1. the owning or keeping of slaves as a practice or institution; slaveholding 2. the condition of being a slave; bondage; servitude 3. a condition of submission to or domination by some influence, habit, etc. 4. hard work… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12Slavery — Slave redirects here. For other uses, see Slave (disambiguation). Part of a series on …

    Wikipedia

  • 13slavery — /slay veuh ree, slayv ree/, n. 1. the condition of a slave; bondage. 2. the keeping of slaves as a practice or institution. 3. a state of subjection like that of a slave: He was kept in slavery by drugs. 4. severe toil; drudgery. [1545 55; SLAVE… …

    Universalium

  • 14slavery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ chattel ▪ the system of chattel slavery ▪ plantation ▪ domestic ▪ Their stated aim was to free women from domestic slavery …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15SLAVERY — BIBLICAL LAW The Hebrew term for slave, eved (pl. avadim), is a direct derivation from the verb ʿbd, to work ; thus, the slave is only a worker or servant. The eved differs from the hired worker (sakhir) in three respects: he receives no wages… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 16slavery — n. 1) to establish, introduce slavery 2) to abolish slavery 3) white slavery * * * [ sleɪv(ə)rɪ] introduceslavery to abolish slavery to establish white slavery …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17SLAVERY —    In Mesopotamia, slaves were mainly used in a domestic context and not in large scale public projects as in the Roman empire. The cuneiform sign for slave denotes a person “from the mountains,” which means a foreigner. Slaves could be prisoners …

    Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • 18Slavery —    Although the last remnants of human bondage, characteris tic of feudalism, had nearly vanished in the Republic itself, the Dutch introduced slavery in their colonies following the example set by other colonizing nations such as Spain, Portugal …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • 19slavery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bondage; forced labor; servitude, chains, captivity; drudgery, toil; addiction, submission. See subjection. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Bondage] Syn. bondage, servitude, thralldom, enthrallment, subjection …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20Slavery —    Hd Census of, in Lower Canada, in 1784, 231; negroes advertised in Quebec, 246. B George Brown s lifelong opposition to, xi, 1 2, 111 119; Anti Slavery Society of Canada formed, 112, 113. S Prohibition of, in Upper Canada, 89 91. See also… …

    The makers of Canada