1. [syn: bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldom]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thraldom \Thral"dom\, n. [Icel. ?r[ae]ld[=o]mr. See Thrall,
The condition of a thrall; slavery; bondage; state of
servitude. [Written also thralldom.]
Women are born to thraldom and penance
And to be under man's governance. --Chaucer.
He shall rule, and she in thraldom live. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being under the control of another person
[syn: bondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom,