Definitions

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  • n. One who is not a slave.

Etymologies

non- +‎ slave (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • RUCerious Brought to you by MalWart your source for cheap plastic crap says: jwest, we need your certificate of nonslave holding.

    Think Progress » Rep. Deal says he’s not questioning Obama’s ‘legitimacy’ while asking for his birth certificate.

  • The nonslave states could therefore do nothing about the institution of slavery in the states where it already existed.

    Ratification

  • Moreover, since we also think the outcome in which the child exists as a nonslave is actually better for the child than the outcome in which the child exists as a slave, this is not a case where the risk created for the child by the wrong act never eventuates.

    The Nonidentity Problem

  • The more wives the less work, says the African lady; and I have known men who would rather have had one wife and spent the rest of the money on themselves, in a civilised way, driven into polygamy by the women; and of course this state of affairs is most common in nonslave-holding tribes like the Fan.

    Travels in West Africa

  • I return my thanks to my friends, and especially to those who are from nonslave-owning States, who have magnanimously sustained me, and felt that it was a higher honor to themselves to be just in their judgment of a gentleman than to be a member of Congress for life.

    American Eloquence, Volume 3 Studies In American Political History (1897)

  • The more wives the less work, says the African lady; and I have known men who would rather have had one wife and spent the rest of the money on themselves, in a civilised way, driven into polygamy by the women; and of course this state of affairs is most common in nonslave - holding tribes like the Fan.

    Travels in West Africa

  • -- to accommodate consensus politics, compromise was preferable to conflict; to protect the South from the majority nonslave North, "balanced" admission of new slave and free states was agreed on as well as a similar arrangement for presidential and vice-presidential tickets;

    Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority"

  • That figure was probably too high, but a modern study concludes that the convention’s majority spoke for only 39 percent and the minority for 52.2 percent of South Carolina’s nonslave population.

    Ratification

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