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Definition 1:

A person held by violence or the threat of violence for economic exploitation.


Definition 2:

  1. the use or threat of violence in the control of one person by another.
  2. the capacity to persuade another person to change the way he perceives his interests and his circumstances.
  3. the means of transforming force into right and obedience into duty--which, according to Jean Jacques Rousseau, the powerful find necessary to "ensure them continual mastership."


Definion 3:

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.