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slaveholder

[sleyv-hohl-der]
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noun
  1. an owner of slaves.

Origin of slaveholder

First recorded in 1770–80; slave + holder
Related formsslave·hold·ing, nounnon·slave·hold·ing, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for slaveholder

Historical Examples

  • What was accounted a virtue in the slave was accounted a vice in the slaveholder.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • He was not a slaveholder in the southern sense of that word.

  • The slaveholder, as well as the slave, is the victim of the slave system.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass

  • He was a slaveholder, without the ability to hold or manage his slaves.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass

  • Let him inspire them with abhorrence of the man-stealer—the slaveholder.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass


British Dictionary definitions for slaveholder

slaveholder

noun
  1. a person who owns slaves
Derived Formsslaveholding, noun
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