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Slave vs. Mistress

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Slavenoun

A person who is the property of another person and whose labor (and sometimes also whose life) is subject to the owner's volition.

Mistressnoun

A woman, specifically one with great control, authority or ownership.

‘She was the mistress of the estate-mansion, and owned the horses.’;

Slavenoun

A person who is legally obliged by prior contract (oral or written) to work for another, with contractually limited rights to bargain; an indentured servant.

Mistressnoun

A female teacher.

‘games mistress’;

Slavenoun

A drudge; one who labours like a slave.

Mistressnoun

The other woman in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations.

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Slavenoun

One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders to something.

‘a slave to passion, to strong drink, or to ambition’;

Mistressnoun

A dominatrix.

Slavenoun

An abject person; a wretch.

‘Art thou the slave that with thy breath hast kill'd/ Mine innocent child? Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing.’;

Mistressnoun

A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.

Slavenoun

A submissive partner in a BDSM relationship who (consensually) submits to (sexually and/or personally) serving one or more masters or mistresses.

Mistressnoun

A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.

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Slavenoun

A person who is forced against their will to perform, for another person or group, sexual acts or services on a regular or continuing basis.

Mistressnoun

(Scotland) A married woman; a wife.

Slavenoun

(engineering) A device that is controlled by another device.

Mistressnoun

(obsolete) The jack in the game of bowls.

Slaveverb

(intransitive) To work hard.

‘I was slaving all day over a hot stove.’;

Mistressnoun

A female companion to a master a man with control, authority or ownership

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Slaveverb

(transitive) To enslave.

Mistressverb

Of a woman: to master; to learn or develop to a high degree of proficiency.

Slaveverb

(transitive) To place a device under the control of another.

‘to slave a hard disk’;

Mistressverb

(intransitive) To act or take the role of a mistress.

Slavenoun

See Slav.

Mistressnoun

A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.

‘The late queen's gentlewoman! a knight's daughter!To be her mistress' mistress!’;

Slavenoun

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.

‘Art thou our slave,Our captive, at the public mill our drudge?’;

Mistressnoun

A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.

‘A letter desires all young wives to make themselves mistresses of Wingate's Arithmetic.’;

Slavenoun

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.

Mistressnoun

A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.

Slavenoun

A drudge; one who labors like a slave.

Mistressnoun

A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a woman having an ongoing usually exclusive sexual relationship with a man, who may provide her with financial support in return; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually; as, both his wife and his mistress attended his funeral.

Slavenoun

An abject person; a wretch.

Mistressnoun

A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.

‘Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul).’;

Slaveverb

To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.

Mistressnoun

A married woman; a wife.

‘Several of the neighboring mistresses had assembled to witness the event of this memorable evening.’;

Slaveverb

To enslave.

Mistressnoun

The old name of the jack at bowls.

Slavenoun

a person who is owned by someone

Mistressverb

To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

Slavenoun

someone who works as hard as a slave

Mistressnoun

an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man

Slavenoun

someone entirely dominated by some influence or person;

‘a slave to fashion’; ‘a slave to cocaine’; ‘his mother was his abject slave’;

Mistressnoun

a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

Slaveverb

work very hard, like a slave

Mistressnoun

a woman master who directs the work of others

Slaveadjective

held in servitude;

‘he was born of slave parents’;

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