- an owner of slaves.
Origin of slaveholder
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Examples from the Web for slaveholder
What was accounted a virtue in the slave was accounted a vice in the slaveholder.Socialism
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.
He was a slaveholder, without the ability to hold or manage his slaves.
Let him inspire them with abhorrence of the man-stealer—the slaveholder.
- a person who owns slaves