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noun [uncountable] slavery pronunciation in American English /ˈsleɪv(ə)ri/
  1. 1
    the system of owning people as slaves
    Ancient civilizations were based on slavery.
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  2. 2
    the condition of being owned by another person and forced to work for them
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    1. a.
      the condition of being forced to work very hard for another person, often in very bad conditions and without pay
      Modern-day slavery exists, right now, in our own backyards.
      young women forced into sexual slavery


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