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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of making slaves of your captives; The state of being a slave.

Usage examples (29)
  • Liberating people from enslavement is worth the price of war, to Denton.
  • To Bolívar and his audience, enslavement is the most degraded state of being, and renders it "difficult to enjoy liberty."
  • No law, domestic or international, exists to save them from the noose of debt enslavement, which is their terrifying legacy.
  • It makes little difference to the serf whether he's captive of a domestic tyrant or a foreign one, his enslavement is the same. for more
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