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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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  • See the habits in falling to sleep which have children in their thralldom.

    The Children

    Alice Meynell

  • Only once did he emerge from the thralldom of the tale by his own will.

  • The thralldom of natural living is, in contrast, set in a pace humiliating.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • I must sell myself into thralldom—my wife—my hapless bairns!

    Star of Mercia

    Blanche Devereux

  • Was that the last protest she ever made against the thralldom of passion?

    Sinister Street, vol. 2

    Compton Mackenzie