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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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And I feel like we've just been so apologetic, and that's why the servile thing really gets to me and why I really want to put more behind planning.
But Christianity also Works well for reclaiming Aunt(y) Jemima because of the servile position of most biblical women who are also considered moral and who we think of as role models, and servile is not what I want to teach any woman or girl to be.
Ces traites agricoles, qui se revelent particulierement riches en informations de toutes sortes, proposaient aux membres des classes favorisees tentes par la ruralite divers preceptes pour mettre sur pied une exploitation susceptible de produire de substantiels benefices autour d'une main d'oeuvre servile. (7) En ce sens, le traite de Caton s'adresse davantage aux proprietaires de domaines ruraux qu'a ceux qui cultivent la terre directement de leurs mains pour permettre aux premiers de s'enrichir par l'entremise d'une activite reputee saine (8), a la difference du commerce ou des affaires bancaires.
In The Servile Mind, Minogue makes clear where he stands.
Life at the bottom of Babylonian society; servile laborers at Nippur in the 14th and 13th centuries, B.C.
The Servile Mind, whose title deliberately invokes Hilaire Belloc's The Servile State, builds especially upon a previous work by Professor Minogue--Alien Powers: The Pure Theory of Ideology, published a quarter-century ago.
A Q Khan has slammed the "incompetent, corrupt and servile" government on the occasion of the country's 64th Independence Day, and called for a revolution to get rid of "a clique of traitors and self-seekers" who have "sold us to US and made us slaves once again."
These briefly say that women should be servile to their husbands and do exactly as they say.
He is nonetheless the author of a conservative classic, The Liberal Mind (1963), which as the title of his latest book, having abandoned irony and referring to the same thing, he now calls The Servile Mind.
Wilberforce would not be tied to any party collective and servile obedience to leader and party, preferring instead to vote with his conscience.
WHY are teachers always regarded as a servile profession who seem to know nothing about how to educate children or run schools?
Summary: The show of unity between the Iranian and Syrian presidents during a meeting in Damascus Thursday puzzled some Western observers who thought that Syria's recent rapprochement with the US would have transformed the country into a servile ally.