Definition of helotism in US English:



  • See helot

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’