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thralldom

or thral·dom

[thrawl-duh m]
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noun
  1. the state of being a thrall; bondage; slavery; servitude.
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Origin of thralldom

First recorded in 1125–75, thralldom is from the Middle English word thraldom. See thrall, -dom
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Related Words

isolation, confinement, captivity, incarceration, custody, thralldom, bondage, restraint, quarantine, duress, remand, thraldom, durance, immuration

Examples from the Web for thraldom

Historical Examples

  • Or the thraldom of the people in "the days of auld langsyne?"

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327

    Various

  • It presented to her too just an image of the thraldom, which was the subject of all her complaints.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Accordingly his delivery from that thraldom was matter for rejoicing.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • I shall not if by replying I can assist my stepfather to escape from that man's thraldom.

    The Doctor of Pimlico

    William Le Queux

  • We knew not then the measure of this our freedom, for we had known no thraldom of flesh nor spirit.


Word Origin and History for thraldom

n.

c.1200; see thrall + -dom.

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