or thral·dom

[ thrawl-duhm ]
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  1. the state of being a thrall; bondage; slavery; servitude.

Origin of thralldom

First recorded in 1125–75, thralldom is from the Middle English word thraldom.See thrall, -dom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thralldom in a sentence

  • Joseph, with his liberal ideas, had attempted to free the people from clerical thraldom.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • And as he stood enmeshed in its sinister thraldom, he thought he again saw her rise and point an accusing finger at him.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • He had cured her of an attack of nerves five years ago, but she had ever since been beneath his hated thraldom.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • He, who had never yet fallen beneath a woman's thraldom, resolved not to enter blindly the net she had spread for him.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • Years and etiquette combined have led her Majesty to the thraldom of the rouge and enamel pot.