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Noun: slave state
  1. Any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War

Derived forms: slave states

Type of: American state

Antonym: free state

Part of: Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South

Encyclopedia: Slave state