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slav·er·y

slavery

 
 
pronunciation:
sleI v ri [or] sleIv ri
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the owning of people by other people; bondage.
Frederick Douglass called for an end to slavery.
similar words:
bondage
definition 2: the state or condition of being a slave.
The Civil War resulted in the freeing of many black people from slavery.
synonyms:
bondage
antonyms:
freedom, liberty
similar words:
control
definition 3: very hard work.
synonyms:
drudgery, toil