Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of serfdom.
  • noun Helots considered as a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition of a Helot; serfdom; slavery.
  • noun Helots in a collective sense; a body of persons in a condition similar to that of the ancient Helots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The helots collectively; slaves; bondsmen.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

helot +‎ -ry?

Examples

  • But in a 19-year war, Sparta finally defeated the Messenians and reintroduced helotry.

    c. 650-630

  • It would be worth his while to keep his commercial helotry supplied with sceptical literature.

    Orthodoxy

  • Mrs Pandit 'would mean' permanent helotry 'for Africans.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 23

  • The alternative before white working men was to be driven with the African into helotry or to advance with him to freedom.

    Class & Colour in South Africa - Chapter 13

  • It could hardly be said that the relations were entirely harmonious between the military-minded rector, who held to the righteousness of helotry and the value of ignorance in the class beneath him, and the young curate burning with zeal and oppressed with the desire to put all the crooked things of life straight.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • South African tourist as against the banishment - for that is virtually the goal of the anti-Asiatic party - of a hundred and fifty thousand Indian settlers, or at least their reduction to helotry.

    27. LETTER TO THE PRESS, AUGUST 13, 1919(1)

  • It would be worth his while to keep his commercial helotry supplied with sceptical literature.

    Orthodoxy

  • It would be worth his while to keep his commercial helotry supplied with sceptical literature.

    Orthodoxy

  • If we permit them - and only our principled resistance, peaceful where possible, but forceful where necessary, is the only thing that will stop them - those who presume to rule us intend to reduce us to abject helotry.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • If we permit them - and only our principled resistance, peaceful where possible, but forceful where necessary, is the only thing that will stop them - those who presume to rule us intend to reduce us to abject helotry.

    LewRockwell.com

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