One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of making someone a slave; subjugation.‘the enslavement of millions of Africans’
subjugation, disenfranchisement, suppression, tyranny, subjection, oppression, domination, exploitation, persecutionView synonyms
- ‘Nine children and three women told similar stories of enslavement and brutalization, including rape.’
- ‘Confronted now with the possibility of ridding the world of a tyrant, they opt for further enslavement of his subjects.’
- ‘No enslavement and no tyranny are as ruthless and as demanding as slavery to physical desires and passions.’
- ‘Thirty years of totalitarianism reduced people's capacity to think, producing a society in love with its own enslavement.’
- ‘Only such a premise can legitimise the wholesale domination, enslavement or extermination of other peoples.’
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