Helot

He"lot

(?; 277), n. [L. Helotes, Hilotae, pl., fr. Gr. E'e`lws and E'elw`ths a bondman or serf of the Spartans; so named from 'Elos, a town of Laconia, whose inhabitants were enslaved; or perh. akin to e`lei^n to take, conquer, used as 2d aor. of .] A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf.
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Those unfortunates, the Helots of mankind, more or less numerous in every community.
I. Taylor.
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