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The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Meaning of "slavery" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLAVERY

slavery  [ˈsleɪvərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLAVERY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slavery is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SLAVERY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

slavery

Slavery

Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation. Historically, slavery was institutionally recognized by most societies; in more recent times, slavery has been outlawed in all countries, but it continues through the practices of debt bondage, indentured servitude, serfdom, domestic servants kept in captivity, certain adoptions in which children are forced to work as slaves, child soldiers, and forced marriage. Slavery is officially illegal in all countries, but there are still an estimated 20 million to 30 million slaves worldwide. Mauritania was the last jurisdiction to officially outlaw slavery, but about 10% to 20% of its population is estimated to live in slavery. Slavery predates written records and has existed in many cultures. Most slaves today are debt slaves, largely in South Asia, who are under debt bondage incurred by lenders, sometimes even for generations.

Definition of slavery in the English dictionary

The first definition of slavery in the dictionary is the state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune. Other definition of slavery is the subjection of a person to another person, esp in being forced into work. Slavery is also the condition of being subject to some influence or habit.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLAVERY


antislavery
ˌæntɪˈsleɪvərɪ
bravery
ˈbreɪvərɪ
delivery
dɪˈlɪvərɪ
engravery
ɪnˈɡreɪvərɪ
flavory
ˈfleɪvərɪ
flavoury
ˈfleɪvərɪ
ivory
ˈaɪvərɪ
knavery
ˈneɪvərɪ
livery
ˈlɪvərɪ
proslavery
ˌprəʊˈsleɪvərɪ
quavery
ˈkweɪvərɪ
redelivery
ˌriːdɪˈlɪvərɪ
rivery
ˈrɪvərɪ
salivary
ˈsælɪvərɪ
Savery
ˈseɪvərɪ
savory
ˈseɪvərɪ
savoury
ˈseɪvərɪ
special-delivery
ˌspɛʃəldɪˈlɪvərɪ
unsavoury
ʌnˈseɪvərɪ
wavery
ˈweɪvərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLAVERY

slave
slave ant
Slave Coast
slave cylinder
slave driver
slave labour
Slave River
slave ship
Slave State
slave trade
slave trader
slave trading
slave traffic
slave-driver
slaveholder
slaveholding
slaver
slaveringly
slavey

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLAVERY

beavery
cash on delivery
discovery
every
express delivery
home delivery
Medal of Bravery
pizza delivery
recorded delivery
recovery
self-discovery
servery
severy
shivery
silvery
special delivery
thievery
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waste heat recovery
white slavery

Synonyms and antonyms of slavery in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLAVERY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «slavery» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of slavery

Translation of «slavery» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLAVERY

Find out the translation of slavery to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slavery from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slavery» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奴隶制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esclavitud
570 millions of speakers

English

slavery
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गुलामी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العبودية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рабство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escravidão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দাসত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

esclavage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perhambaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sklaverei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

奴隷制度
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노예 제도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perbudakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chế độ nô lệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடிமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुलामगिरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kölelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

schiavitù
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niewolnictwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рабство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sclavie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δουλεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slawerny
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slaveri
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slaveri
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slavery

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAVERY»

The term «slavery» is very widely used and occupies the 17.654 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAVERY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slavery

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLAVERY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slavery.
1
Chinua Achebe
The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.
2
Lord Acton
Socialism means slavery.
3
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals.
4
Roy Ayers
What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression.
5
Josephine Baker
My people have a country of their own to go to if they choose... Africa... but, this America belongs to them just as much as it does to any of the white race... in some ways even more so, because they gave the sweat of their brow and their blood in slavery so that many parts of America could become prosperous and recognized in the world.
6
Kevin Bales
The flow of people into the United States into slavery, it follows the other types of immigration into the United States, so people who are trying to build new lives, trying to build a better life.
7
Edward Ball
Slavery in West Africa, and in Rome and in the Mediterranean, was something different than slavery in America.
8
Isaiah Berlin
Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
9
W. E. B. Du Bois
The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
10
Octavia Butler
I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLAVERY»

Discover the use of slavery in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slavery and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Up From Slavery
No one connected with the boarding department seemed to have any idea that meals must be served at certain fixed and regular hours, and this was a source of great worry.
Booker T. Washington, 2004
2
New Slavery: A Reference Handbook
A shocking account of how slavery continues to afflict millions around the world today—from children in the carpet trade in Asia, to immigrants forced into prostitution in Europe, to domestic workers in the United States and other Western ...
Kevin Bales, 2004
3
Slavery
This book is a cross cultural examination of slavery both in societies in which it was a fairly marginal phenomenon and in slave societies in which it was the mode of production on which the ruling stratum depended for.
David Turley, 2000
4
Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa
This new edition revises all statistical material on the slave trade demography and incorporates recent research and an updated bibliography.
Paul E. Lovejoy, 2011
5
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
Few people realize that the increasing globalization of the economy has led to the use of coerced labor in many parts of the globe. . . . Bales has traveled widely and has gathered a great amount of shocking and disturbing information.
Kevin Bales, 1999
6
Inhuman Bondage : The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New ...
The heart of the book looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily life of ordinary slaves, the highly destructive internal, long-distance slave trade, the sexual ...
David Brion Davis Sterling Professor of History Yale University (Emeritus), 2006
7
Gender, Trafficking, and Slavery
This book examines the operations of trafficking and other kinds of 'modern-day' slavery, from a gender perspective. It explores the relationships between gender, poverty, conflict and globalization that are driving today's slave trade.
Rachel Masika, 2002
8
Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity
This introductory book, which draws upon a wealth of material held by the International Slavery Museum, tells their story and examines the legacy of this bloody trade.
Anthony Tibbles, 2005
9
Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American ...
This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors.
Stephanie E. Smallwood, 2009
10
Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain
In a sweeping narrative that spans the globe, Freedom Burning explores the intersection of philanthropic, imperial, and economic interests that underlay Britain's anti-slavery zeal- from London to Liberia, the Sudan to South Africa, Canada ...
Richard Huzzey, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLAVERY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slavery is used in the context of the following news items.
1
ADL slams Russell Simmons for comparing NYC's horse carriages …
Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents where he likened the carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Apologize for Slavery
As the son of a Kenyan father and a white mother who died more than a century after slavery ended, Barack Obama has little ancestral baggage on this issue. «New York Times, Jun 15»
3
Records offer murky view into Affleck's ancestor and slavery
"Slavery touched everything. Everybody had some kind of a connection to it in some way," said W. Todd Groce, president of the Georgia Historical Society. «Yahoo Singapore News, May 15»
4
Hundreds of fishermen rescued from slavery in Indonesia
When the current and former slaves began hearing news, they sprinted back to their boats, jumping over the rails and throwing themselves through windows. «The Globe and Mail, Apr 15»
5
Third-party ownership called 'a type of slavery' by Michel Platini
Third-party ownership of footballers is a form of "slavery", according to Uefa president Michel Platini. Last year, Fifa agreed to ban the practice, in which ... «BBC Sport, Mar 15»
6
Obama, slavery, Jim Crow, and Christianity
I wanted to focus specifically on Obama's evocation of slavery and Jim Crow, however. As it happens, the argument over which side could claim religious ... «Washington Post, Feb 15»
7
Pope calls for more to be done to end modern-day slavery
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged governments and legislatures on Wednesday to do more to end modern-day slavery, calling for better laws and policies to ... «CTV News, Dec 14»
8
Pope Francis: Modern slavery is 'becoming worse and worse every …
Pope Francis said on Tuesday that modern slavery is a "crime against humanity" and is "unfortunately becoming worse and worse every day." "This takes place ... «CNN, Dec 14»
9
Slavery levels in UK 'higher than thought'
There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, higher than previous figures, analysis for the Home Office suggests. Modern slavery ... «BBC News, Nov 14»
10
Almost 36m people live in modern slavery - report
Nearly 36 million people worldwide, or 0.5% of the world's population, live as slaves, a survey by anti-slavery campaign group Walk Free says. The group's ... «BBC News, Nov 14»

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