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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Slavery  \Slav"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Slaveries}.  [See  2d  {Slave}.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  a  slave;  the  state  of  entire  subjection 
  of  one  person  to  the  will  of  another. 
  Disguise  thyself  as  thou  wilt,  still  slavery,  said 
  I,  still  thou  art  a  bitter  draught!  --Sterne. 
  I  wish,  from  my  soul,  that  the  legislature  of  this 
  state  [Virginia]  could  see  the  policy  of  a  gradual 
  abolition  of  slavery.  It  might  prevent  much  future 
  mischief.  --Washington. 
  2.  A  condition  of  subjection  or  submission  characterized  by 
  lack  of  freedom  of  action  or  of  will 
  The  vulgar  slaveries  rich  men  submit  to  --C.  Lever. 
  There  is  a  slavery  that  no  legislation  can  abolish, 
  --  the  slavery  of  caste.  --G.  W.  Cable. 
  3.  The  holding  of  slaves. 
  Syn:  Bondage;  servitude;  inthrallment;  enslavement; 
  captivity;  bond  service;  vassalage. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  under  the  control  of  another  person  [syn: 
  {bondage},  {thrall},  {thralldom},  {thraldom}] 
  2:  the  practice  of  slaveholding 
  3:  work  done  under  harsh  conditions  for  little  or  no  pay 

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