Definition of helotism in English:

helotism

noun

  • See helot

    • ‘Ancient and modern authors have found it very difficult to define helotism, because it was not considered to be an ordinary type of unfree labor.’
    • ‘He urged him to abolish the prerogatives claimed by nobles and the helotism of all who were not noble, and suggested that judges should be appointed for life and justice rendered free of expense.’
    • ‘The hard helotism to which the tremendous range of the sciences condemns every scholar today is a main reason why those with a fuller, richer, profounder disposition no longer find a congenial education and congenial educators.’