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SLAVE: late 13c., "person who is the chattel or property of another," from Old French esclave (13c.), from Medieval Latin Sclavus "slave" (source also of Italian schiavo, French esclave, Spanish esclavo), originally "Slav" (see Slav); so used in this secondary sense because of the many Slavs sold into slavery by conquering peoples.
SLAVERY: 1550s, "severe toil, hard work, drudgery;" also Meaning "state of servitude" is from 1570s.
ABOLITIONISM: "the principle of abolishing (something)," 1790, in a purely anti-slavery sense.