Pronunciation: slāv
n.1.See Slav.
1.A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another.
2.One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.
3.A drudge; one who labors like a slave.
4.An abject person; a wretch.
Slave ant
(Zool.) any species of ants which is captured and enslaved by another species, especially Formica fusca of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved by Formica sanguinea.
Slave catcher
one who attempted to catch and bring back a fugitive slave to his master.
Slave coast
part of the western coast of Africa to which slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners.
Slave driver
one who superintends slaves at their work; hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster.
Slave hunt
a - A search after persons in order to reduce them to slavery
b - A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with bloodhounds.
- Barth.
Slave ship
a vessel employed in the slave trade or used for transporting slaves; a slaver.
Slave trade
the business of dealing in slaves, especially of buying them for transportation from their homes to be sold elsewhere.
Slave trader
one who traffics in slaves.
v. i.1.To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.
[imp. & p. p. Slaved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaving.]
v. t.1.To enslave.
Noun1.slave - a person who is owned by someone
2.slave - someone who works as hard as a slave
Synonyms: hard worker, striver
3.slave - someone entirely dominated by some influence or person; "a slave to fashion"; "a slave to cocaine"; "his mother was his abject slave"
Verb1.slave - work very hard, like a slave
Adj.1.slave - held in servitude; "he was born of slave parents"
free - not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man"

SLAVE. A man who is by law deprived of his liberty for life, and becomes the property of another.
     2. A slave has no political rights, and generally has no civil rights. He can enter into no contract unless specially authorized by law; what he acquires generally, belongs to his master. The children of female slaves follow the condition of their mothers, and are themselves slaves.
     3. In Maryland, Missouri and Virginia slaves are declared by statute to be personal estate, or treated as such. Anth. Shep. To. 428, 494; Misso. Laws, 558. In Kentucky, the rule is different, and they are considered real estate. 1 Kty. Rev. Laws, 566 1 Dana's R. 94.
     4. In general a slave is considered a thing and not a person; but sometimes he is considered as a person; as when he commits a crime; for example, two white persons and a slave can commit a riot. 1 McCord, 534. See Person.
     5. A slave may acquire his freedom in various ways: 1. By manumission, by deed or writing, which must be made according to the laws of the state where the master then acts. 1 Penn. 10; 1 Rand. 15. The deed may be absolute which gives immediate freedom to the slave, or conditional giving him immediate freedom, and reserving a right of service for a time to come; 6 Rand. 652; or giving him his freedom as soon as a certain condition shall have been fulfilled. 2 Root, 364; Coxe, 4. 2. By manumission by will. When there is an express emancipation by will, the slave will be free, and the testator's real estate shall be charged with the payment of his debts, if there be not enough personal property without the sale of the slaves. 9 Pet. 461. See Harper, R. 20. The manumission by will may be implied, as, where the master devises property real or personal to his slave. 2 Pet; 670; 5 Har. & J. 190. 3. By the removal of the slave with the consent of the master, animo morandi, into one of the United States where slavery is forbidden by law; 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N. J. 401; or when he sojourns there longer than is allowed by the law of the state. 7 S. & R. 378; 1 Wash. C. C. Rep. 499. Vide Stroud on Slavery; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; and as to the rights of one who, being free, is held as a slave, 2 Gilman, 1; 3 Yeates, 240.

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