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Slave vs. Serf

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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.

Serfnoun

A partially free peasant of a low hereditary class, slavishly attached to the land owned by a feudal lord and required to perform labour, enjoying minimal legal or customary rights.

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.

Serfnoun

A similar agricultural labourer in 18th and 19th century Europe.

Slavenoun

A drudge; one who labours like a slave.

Serfnoun

(strategy games) A worker unit.

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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’;

Serfnoun

A servant or slave employed in husbandry, and in some countries attached to the soil and transferred with it, as formerly in Russia.

‘In England, at least from the reign of Henry II, one only, and that the inferior species [of villeins], existed . . . But by the customs of France and Germany, persons in this abject state seem to have been called serfs, and distinguished from villeins, who were only bound to fixed payments and duties in respect of their lord, though, as it seems, without any legal redress if injured by him.’;

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.’;

Serfnoun

(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

Slavenoun

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

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.

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Slavenoun

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

Slaveverb

(intransitive) To work hard.

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

Slaveverb

(transitive) To enslave.

Slaveverb

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

‘to slave a hard disk’;

Slavenoun

See Slav.

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?’;

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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.

Slavenoun

A drudge; one who labors like a slave.

Slavenoun

An abject person; a wretch.

Slaveverb

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

Slaveverb

To enslave.

Slavenoun

a person who is owned by someone

Slavenoun

someone who works as hard as a slave

Slavenoun

someone entirely dominated by some influence or person;

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

Slaveverb

work very hard, like a slave

Slaveadjective

held in servitude;

‘he was born of slave parents’;

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