What does the word slavery mean?

Usage examples for slavery

  1. He had lived in the South, and the subject of slavery had never been placed before him in this way. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. I, a boy, was of that year; and when the fifteen years of my slavery and misery were over there was no longer a roof to shelter me, nor father nor mother nor land nor cattle!" – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  3. All are 'neath its slavery. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder