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Meaning of SLAVERY

Pronunciation:  'sleyvuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the practice of slaveholding
  2. [n]  work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay
  3. [n]  the state of being under the control of another person

SLAVERY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bondage, thraldom, thrall, thralldom
 See Also: captivity, enslavement, labor, labour, pattern, practice, servitude, toil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, said
         I, still thou art a bitter draught!   --Sterne.

         I wish, from my soul, that the legislature of this
         state [Virginia] could see the policy of a gradual
         abolition of slavery. It might prevent much future
         mischief.                             --Washington.

2. A condition of subjection or submission characterized by
   lack of freedom of action or of will.

         The vulgar slaveries rich men submit to. --C. Lever.

         There is a slavery that no legislation can abolish,
         -- the slavery of caste.              --G. W. Cable.

3. The holding of slaves.

Syn: Bondage; servitude; inthrallment; enslavement;
     captivity; bond service; vassalage.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about slavery indicates that you re not utilizing your power. You are putting power in another's hand and allowing them to make choices and decide for you. Alternatively, you are experiencing a lack of autonomy and independence.
 Definition: a practice that permits some people within a society to own other persons and to claim the right to their labor.