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Definition of 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

As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable.
Al Sharpton

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.
Isaiah Berlin

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.'
Maya Angelou

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
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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
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