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English definition of “slavery”

slavery

noun [U]     /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.Servants, slaves and underlings
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