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A system allowing the ownership of people by others. Also: Drudgery.

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Usage examples (34)
  • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried upon him personally.
  • Whoever uses the term slavery in its ordinary sense attaches a fairly distinct idea to it.
  • "Well, 'slavery' is a very subjective term, isn't it?"
  • In Yemen and Saudi Arabia slavery is a flourishing business.
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