from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having possession/ownership of one or more slaves.
  • n. An owning of one or more slaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Holding persons in slavery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Holding or possessing human beings as slaves: as, slave-holding States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. allowing slavery
  • n. the practice of owning slaves


From slave + holding. (Wiktionary)


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