Meaning of slaving in English:


Pronunciation /sleɪvɪŋ/


historical mass noun, often as modifier
  • The practice of capturing and enslaving people or of trading in slaves.

    ‘a slaving expedition’
    • ‘Perhaps most revealing are postcolonial responses to the traumas of slaving and enslavement evident in stamps.’
    • ‘The islands have a long and enthusiastic history of tribal wars, raiding, slaving and piracy.’
    • ‘‘Then why did that slaving party come here not so long ago? ‘asked Julius.’
    • ‘Had British slaving and slave-ownership not existed in a context where British authority could plausibly be asserted to restrain it, British humanitarianism would have lacked such clear direction and purpose.’
    • ‘But in fact there is evidence of slaving ships operating out of ports like Dublin.’
    • ‘Each slaving voyage consisted of one ship coming in contact with various ‘worlds’ along the way.’
    • ‘If you want to understand what happened, you need to differentiate between genocide and slaving.’
    • ‘Not so long ago, journalists would have called this a slaving operation of a sort.’