Definitions

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  • adj. Without a slave or slaves.

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

  • adj. where slavery was prohibited

Etymologies

slave +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When poor and slaveless and, naturally, when no longer young, they must work in the house and in the field, but this lot is not singular; in journeys they carry the load, yet it is rarely heavier than the weapons borne by the man.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The slaves can attend to that; and only the slaveless (the poorest of all) must take away their modest rations of boiled lentils, peas, beans, onions, and garlic, usually in baskets, though yonder now is a soldier who is bearing off a measure of boiled peas inside his helmet.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • Critics say he overemphasized the size of the southern landholding middle class while excluding the large class of poor landless and slaveless white southerners.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • So, yeah, I see them as flawed men, men who in some parts of themselves knew that it was wrong to own other human beings but could not bring themselves to live slaveless lives, but who nevertheless overcame those shortcomings to do great things, because it seems to me that this country up to now has -- has been a wonder for human beings, including most of us -- a number of us who were born black or Native

    Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism

  • a conception of a number of comparatively small, internally homogeneous, agricultural states, a bunch of pre-Johannesburg Transvaals, communicating little, and each constituting a separate autonomous democracy of free farmers -- slaveholding or slaveless.

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

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