Etymology
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slavery (n.)

1550s, "severe toil, hard work, drudgery;" from slave (v.) + -ery. Meaning "state of servitude" is from 1570s; meaning "keeping or holding of slaves" is from 1728.

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Definitions of slavery

slavery (n.)
the state of being under the control of another person;
Synonyms: bondage / thrall / thralldom / thraldom
slavery (n.)
the practice of owning slaves;
Synonyms: slaveholding
slavery (n.)
work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay;
From wordnet.princeton.edu