C1 the activity of having slaves or the condition of being a slave奴隶制，蓄奴；奴隶身份
William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery.
The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South partly over the issue of slavery.
Beneath the surface of contemporary West Indian life lurk memories of slavery.
France abolished slavery on April 27, 1848.
His African-American parents had fled from Kentucky to escape slavery.