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English noun: slavery

1. slavery (state) the state of being under the control of another person


Synonymsbondage, thraldom, thrall, thralldom


Broader (hypernym)subjection, subjugation


Narrower (hyponym)bonded labor, serfdom, serfhood, servitude, vassalage

2. slavery (act) the practice of owning slaves


Synonymsslaveholding


Broader (hypernym)pattern, practice

3. slavery (act) work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay


Broader (hypernym)labor, labour, toil









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