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.
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Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, said I, still thou art a bitter draught!
Sterne.
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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.
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2. A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.
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The vulgar slaveries rich men submit to.
C. Lever.
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There is a slavery that no legislation can abolish, -- the slavery of caste.
G. W. Cable.
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3. The holding of slaves.
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Syn. -- Bondage; servitude; inthrallment; enslavement; captivity; bond service; vassalage.
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