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slaveholder

[ sleyv-hohl-der ]
/ ˈsleɪvˌhoʊl dər /
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noun

an owner of enslaved people in the institution of chattel slavery.

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Origin of slaveholder

First recorded in 1770–80; slave + holder

OTHER WORDS FROM slaveholder

slaveholding, nounnon·slave·hold·ing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slaveholder

slaveholder
/ (ˈsleɪvˌhəʊldə) /

noun

a person who owns slaves

Derived forms of slaveholder

slaveholding, noun
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