HyperDic: slavery

English > 3 senses of the word slavery:
NOUNstateslavery, bondage, thrall, thralldom, thraldomthe state of being under the control of another person
actslavery, slaveholdingthe practice of owning slaves
actslaverywork done under harsh conditions for little or no pay
slavery > pronunciation
Soundssley'veriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > slavery: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being under the control of another person.
Synonymsbondage, thrall, thralldom, thraldom
Narrowerbonded laborA practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt
serfdom, serfhood, vassalageThe state of a serf
servitudestate of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment
Broadersubjugation, subjectionforced submission to control by others
Spanishesclavitud
Catalanesclau, esclavatge, esclavitud
English > slavery: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe practice of owning slaves.
Synonymslaveholding
Broaderpractice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
Spanishesclavitud
Catalanesclavitud
English > slavery: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningWork done under harsh conditions for little or no pay.
Broaderlabor, labour, toilProductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
Spanishesclavitud
Catalanesclavitud
Verbsslavework very hard, like a slave

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