slavedom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slave +‎ -dom.

Noun[edit]

slavedom (plural slavedoms)

  1. A region or realm where slavery exists.
    • 1849, Elias Lyman Magoon, Republican Christianity:
      The puny and selfish potentates of earth may sue for slavedoms and win them, but emancipators and benefactors like these will live in perpetually augmented glory, [...]
  2. The condition or state of being a slave; slavery.
    • 1976, W. Abraham Jerome, W. Abraham Jerome, National Agrarianism:
      My concern however, is to break those chains of slavedom.
    • 2000, Susan-Mary Grant, North over South:
      The supposed equality of the South, he argued, was "not the equality of citizens, but of so many masterships or slavedoms. [...]"
    • 2004, William Faulkner, James B. Meriwether, Essays, speeches, and public letters:
      "[...] But we offer you equality: at least equality in slavedom; if you are to be slaves, at least you can be slaves to your own color and race and religion.”
  3. Enslavement; bondage.
    • 2000, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, American studies:
      But this is not the new meaning of the word chaos that we are driving up to. There exists an infinitely strong and fast vibration in the soul—a kind of ultra-hyper-chaos—that lets it resonate in love and in the overcoming of slavedom.