Part of speech: noun

An owner of slaves.

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Usage examples "slaveholder":

  1. At the late Presidential election it is very evident that the great body of " Friends" who took any part in it, voted for John Tyler, the slaveholder. - "A Visit To The United States In 1841", Joseph Sturge.
  2. Having obtained this information, the slaveholder procured a constable and immediately went to the place described. - "Isaac T. Hopper", L. Maria Child.
  3. Just think of this immense slaveholder telling me as I drove him home that the coat he had on had been turned three times and his pantaloons the only ones he possessed. - "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.