(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. bondage; forced labor; servitude, chains, captivity; drudgery, toil; addiction, submission. See subjection.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Bondage]
Syn. bondage, servitude, thralldom, enthrallment, subjection, subjugation, serfdom, constraint, captivity, restraint, bond service, vassalage, involuntary servitude; see also captivity .
2. [The use of slaves as an institution]
Syn. owning slaves, slaveholding, slave-owning, practicing slavery, holding slaves, the peculiar institution*; see also sense 1.
3. [Drudgery]
Syn. toil, menial labor, grind; see work 2 .
Syn.- slavery implies absolute subjection to another person who owns and completely controls one; servitude refers to compulsory labor or service for another, often, specif., such labor imposed as punishment for crime; bondage originally referred to the condition of a serf bound to his master's land, but now implies any condition of subjugation or captivity
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
bondage, servitude, forced labor, slave labor, enslavement, captivity, enthrallment, subjugation, serfdom, grind, toil. ''A prison for the soul, a public dungeon.''— Longinus. ''Yoked with the brutes, and fettered to the soil.''—Thomas Campbell.
black woman servant who served as mother to white children: mammy
degrading term for slave in nineteenth-century United States: boy
elimination of: abolition
elimination, one who favored slavery’s: abolitionist
field supervisor on plantation: driver, overseer
free from: emancipate, manumit
fugitive slave: maroon
group of slaves tied together: coffle
master’s personal slave: body servant
slave owner: master, massa subservient, deferential slave, degrading
term for: Sambo, Uncle Tom
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A state of subjugation to an owner or master: bondage, enslavement, helotry, serfdom, ser-vileness, servility, servitude, thrall, thralldom, villeinage, yoke. See OVER.

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