define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

slavery

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Slavery \Slav"er*y\, noun; pl. {Slaveries}. [See 2d {Slave}.]

1. The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.

Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, said I, still thou art a bitter draught! --Sterne.

I wish, from my soul, that the legislature of this state [Virginia] could see the policy of a gradual abolition of slavery. It might prevent much future mischief. --Washington.

2. A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.

The vulgar slaveries rich men submit to. --C. Lever.

There is a slavery that no legislation can abolish, -- the slavery of caste. --G. W. Cable.

3. The holding of slaves.

Syn: Bondage; servitude; inthrallment; enslavement; captivity; bond service; vassalage.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

slavery

noun

1: the state of being under the control of another person [syn: {bondage}, {slavery}, {thrall}, {thralldom}, {thraldom}]

2: the practice of owning slaves [syn: {slavery}, {slaveholding}]

3: work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Monday, March 2, 2015 3:33:17 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_slavery_2015-03-02_03-33-17_54-87-119-22