Slavery

Definition of Slavery

Slav´er`y
n.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.

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