English - Noun
- An institution or social practice of owning human beings as property, especially for use as forced laborers.
- A condition of servitude endured by a slave.
- (figuratively) A condition in which one is captivated or subjugated, as by greed or drugs.
English - References
- “slavery” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
- slavery in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “slavery” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.