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Another word for slavery

  1. A state of subjugation to an owner or master

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Synonym Study

  • Bondage originally referred to the condition of a serf bound to his master's land, but now implies any condition of subjugation or captivity
  • Servitude refers to compulsory labor or service for another, often, specif., such labor imposed as punishment for crime
  • Slavery implies absolute subjection to another person who owns and completely controls one