Definition of helotism in US English:

helotism

noun

  • See helot

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

helotism

/-ˌtizəm/