Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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SLAVEDRIVER Barry Powell has put his team through a gruelling regime in the build-up to the Trophy final -but no-one is complaining.
When the slavedriver Covey attempts to whip Douglass, he fails, and the roots prove to be a lucky charm.
When she is attacked by John Reed, the loathsome son of her benefactors, for example, Jane compares him to "a slavedriver," a dictator "like the Roman emperors," and claims for herself the status of his victim, since "like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths" (Bronte 1847, 8; my emphasis).
His father, applying the slavedriver approach, replied: "You have another three weeks training and next week, I suppose you will be saying you want the fight postponed.