See also 68. CAPTIVITY .
- the movement for the abolition of slavery, especially Negro slavery in the U.S. —abolitionist, n.
- the condition or quality of being a helot; serfdom or slavery. Also helotage, helotry .
- 1. the state or period of being indentured or apprenticed; apprenticeship.
- 2. the state or period of being a servant bound to service for a specified time in return for passage to a colony.
- a doctrine that advocates slavery. —servility, n.