[ chat-l sley-vuh-ree sleyv-ree ]
/ ˈtʃæt l ˈsleɪ və ri ˈsleɪv ri /
the enslaving and owning of human beings and their offspring as property, able to be bought, sold, and forced to work without wages, as distinguished from other systems of forced, unpaid, or low-wage labor also considered to be slavery.
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Origin of chattel slavery
First recorded in 1900–05
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