Meaning of “slavery” in the English Dictionary

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"slavery" in British English

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slaverynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsleɪ.vər.i/ us /ˈsleɪ.ɚ.i/

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 legally owned 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)