enslavement enslavement  /ɛns ˈleɪv mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being a slave
  2. (n) the act of making slaves of your captives

Usage(s):

  1. Honey represents enslavement, the oppression of the worker bees.
  2. The enslavement resolution, which the Eisenhower Administration hoped would have bipartisan support, got tangled in Capitol Hill politics.
  3. After initially pleading not guilty on some of the charges, Fritzl on Wednesday changed his plea to guilty on all charges among them rape, incest, enslavement and murder.

News

  1. Suspect in Ohio Enslavement Case Pleads Not Guilty

    4th suspect in Ohio woman-child enslavement case pleads not guilty, released to await trial        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Hope Center of North Lufkin hosts Juneteenth community gathering

    Today, in 1865, African-Americans in Texas learned they were free from enslavement. Juneteenth, as it's known, is celebrated across the state on June 19th.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches

  3. Ohio Woman, Allegedly Enslaved, Spent Time in Jail

    Ohio woman who reported enslavement was jailed for hurting girl; attorney says she was forced        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. President Nicolas Sarkozy describes the full Islamic veil as "a sign of enslavement and debasement".
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: The Guardian

  2. "An attempt of repeated occupation and enslavement of Georgia, depriving our country of its independence is underway," Saakashvili said. "Russia's goal is to put an end to the existence of the Georgian state."
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: Los Angeles Times

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