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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


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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