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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity, a legal formality for acquiring title to property, whether by actual or by simulated purchase.
  • noun The act of mancipating or enslaving; slavery; involuntary servitude.

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

  • noun obsolete Slavery; involuntary servitude.

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

  • noun obsolete slavery

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