Associations to the word «Slavery»


SLAVERY, noun. An institution or social practice of owning human beings as property, especially for use as forced laborers.
SLAVERY, noun. A condition of servitude endured by a slave.
SLAVERY, noun. (figuratively) A condition in which one is captivated or subjugated, as by greed or drugs.

Dictionary definition

SLAVERY, noun. The state of being under the control of another person.
SLAVERY, noun. The practice of owning slaves.
SLAVERY, noun. Work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats