Meaning of enslavement in English:


Pronunciation /ɛnˈsleɪvm(ə)nt/

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mass noun
  • The action of making someone a slave; subjugation.

    ‘the enslavement of millions of Africans’
    • ‘Only such a premise can legitimise the wholesale domination, enslavement, or extermination of other peoples.’
    • ‘Confronted now with the possibility of ridding the world of a tyrant, they opt for further enslavement of his subjects.’
    • ‘Thirty years of totalitarianism reduced people's capacity to think, producing a society in love with its own enslavement.’
    • ‘Nine children and three women told similar stories of enslavement.’
    • ‘His explosive account of his enslavement caused a sensation on its publication after he was freed in 1853.’
    subjugation, disenfranchisement, suppression, tyranny, subjection, oppression, domination, exploitation, persecution
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