Slaveborn to Sleer

(Slave"born`) a. Born in slavery.

(Slave"hold`er) n. One who holds slaves.

(Slave"hold`ing), a. Holding persons in slavery.

(Slave*oc"ra*cy) n. See Slavocracy.

(Slav"er) n.

1. A vessel engaged in the slave trade; a slave ship.

2. A person engaged in the purchase and sale of slaves; a slave merchant, or slave trader.

The slaver's hand was on the latch,
He seemed in haste to go.

(Slav"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slavered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slavering.] [Cf. Icel. slafra. See Slabber.]

1. To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.

2. To be besmeared with saliva. Shak.

(Slav"er), v. t. To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.

(Slav"er), n. Saliva driveling from the mouth.

Of all mad creatures, if the learned are right,
It is the slaver kills, and not the bite.

(Slav"er*er) n. A driveler; an idiot.

(Slav"er*ing) a. Drooling; defiling with saliva.Slav"er*ing*ly, adv.

(Slav"er*y) n.; pl. Slaveries [See 2d Slave.]

1. The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.

Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, said I, still thou art a bitter draught!

I wish, from my soul, that the legislature of this state [Virginia] could see the policy of a gradual abolition of slavery. It might prevent much future mischief.

2. A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.

The vulgar slaveries rich men submit to.
C. Lever.

There is a slavery that no legislation can abolish, — the slavery of caste.
G. W. Cable.

3. The holding of slaves.

Syn. — Bondage; servitude; inthrallment; enslavement; captivity; bond service; vassalage.

(Slav"ey) n. A maidservant. [Colloq. & Jocose Eng.]

(Slav"ic) a. Slavonic.n. The group of allied languages spoken by the Slavs.

(Slav"ish) a. Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great.Slav"ish*ly, adv.Slav"ish*ness, n.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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