Definition of slaving in English:

slaving

noun

historical
  • mass noun, usually as modifier The action of enslaving people.

    ‘a slaving expedition’
    • ‘‘Then why did that slaving party come here not so long ago? ‘asked Julius.’’
    • ‘Perhaps most revealing are postcolonial responses to the traumas of slaving and enslavement evident in stamps.’
    • ‘Not so long ago, journalists would have called this a slaving operation of a sort.’
    • ‘In Sudan, slaving is a tradition, a business and a tool of political oppression.’
    • ‘The people in the Sulu islands (Jolo and Basilan being the largest) have a long and enthusiastic history of tribal wars, raiding, slaving and piracy.’
    • ‘But Arab slaving - of both blacks and whites - has been going on for many centuries of course.’
    • ‘If you want to understand what happened, you need to differentiate between genocide and slaving.’
    • ‘But in fact there is evidence of slaving ships operating out of ports like Dublin.’
    • ‘In July 1977, aid workers found 400 children aboard a boat at Cotonou harbour - an historic slaving market which might see the return of another controversial ship carrying terrified children this weekend.’
    • ‘Each slaving voyage consisted of one ship coming in contact with various ‘worlds’ along the way.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

slaving

/sleɪvɪŋ/