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Noun: slavery  sley-vu-ree
  1. The state of being under the control of another person
    - bondage, thrall, thralldom, thraldom
  2. The practice of owning slaves
    - slaveholding
  3. Work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

Derived forms: slaveries

Type of: labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], pattern, practice, subjection, subjugation, toil

Encyclopedia: Slavery, Ethical Aspect of