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  1. the act of taking or holding someone as a slave: Until his death, Bartolomé de las Casas worked to prevent the enslavement of the Indigenous peoples of the Caribbean.

  2. the state or condition of being held in slavery: During their enslavement, African Americans were prevented from learning to read or write.

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