Definition of helotry in English:

helotry

noun

  • See helot

    • ‘If Joe Public shrugs off each new encroachment as minor in itself, he will have only himself to blame if he ends up in state-controlled helotry.’
    • ‘The Scottish Socialist Party, the sole ark of salvation to which 128,026 Scots look for emancipation from capitalist helotry, is in meltdown.’
    • ‘Sparta had also, in the late 8th century, defeated and annexed the territory of Messenia, its western neighbour, reducing its population to helotry and dividing its land among the full Spartiate citizens.’
    • ‘The numbers amount to a huge under-estimate of the actual rise in state-subsidised helotry.’

Pronunciation

helotry

/ˈhɛlətri/