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Definition of Slavery

Slavery

  1. The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.
  2. A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.
  3. The holding of slaves.

Slavery Quotations

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
Bob Marley

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry

Most Christian 'believers' tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group in their country, with only a minority revealing any real transformation of attitudes or consciousness. It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and health care for the poor.
Richard Rohr

Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.
Desmond Tutu
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Slavery Translations

slavery in French is asservissement, esclavage
slavery in German is Knechtschaft, Sklaverei, Sklaverei
slavery in Latin is famulatus, servitus
slavery in Spanish is esclavitud