helotism

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NounEdit

helotism ‎(usually uncountable, plural helotisms)

  1. The permanent oppression of a nominally free group of people
  2. (zoology) A form of mutualism in which one species is forced to perform tasks for another, for their mutual benefit

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ReferencesEdit

  • Allaby, Michael. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology. pg 213. Oxford University Press. New York. 1992.