men-stealer

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men-stealer (plural men-stealers)

  1. A slave-dealer; someone who seizes other persons to hold those persons as slave or sell them into slavery; more loosely: a slaveholder.
    • 1846, A Debate on Slavery, held in the City of Cincinnati on the first, second, third, and sixth days of October, 1845, page 429:
      In abolishing slavery, you abolish that calling of the men-stealer, and in abolishing that calling you abolish slavery.

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