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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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in Korean 노예 제도…
in Arabic عُبودِيّة…
in Portuguese escravidão, escravatura…
in Catalan esclavitud…
in Japanese 奴隷制度, 奴隷所有…
in Italian schiavitù…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奴隸制,蓄奴, 奴隸身份…
in Russian рабство…
in Turkish kölelik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奴隶制,蓄奴, 奴隶身份…
in Polish niewolnictwo…
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