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"slavery" in British English

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slaverynoun [U]

uk   /ˈsleɪ.vər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
C1 the ​activity of having slaves or the ​condition of being a slave: Slavery still ​exists in many ​parts of the ​world. Millions of Africans were sold into slavery.

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(Definition of slavery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slavery" in American English

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slaverynoun [U]

 us   /ˈsleɪ·və·ri/
social studies the ​condition of being ​legallyowned by someone ​else, or the ​system in which some ​people are ​owned by ​others
(Definition of slavery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slavery”
in Arabic عُبودِيّة…
in Korean 노예 제도…
in Portuguese escravidão, escravatura…
in Catalan esclavitud…
in Japanese 奴隷制度, 奴隷所有…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奴隶制,蓄奴, 奴隶身份…
in Turkish kölelik…
in Russian рабство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奴隸制,蓄奴, 奴隸身份…
in Italian schiavitù…
in Polish niewolnictwo…
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