Definition of "slaveholding" [slave•hold•ing]

  • Having possession/ownership of one or more slaves. (adjective)
  • An owning of one or more slaves. (noun)

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Use "slaveholding" in a sentence
  • "Although the brutality of her fictional Maryland slaveholding is actually not as bad as the real Carolinas plantation described by Fanny Kemble a little later in time, it seems more shocking to have it witnessed by someone who is a contemporary of ours."
  • "For an interesting view of what these household dynamics meant in slaveholding society, see Stephanie McCurry,"
  • "Time and again, BolĂ­var compromised with Latin American slaveholding elites in order to secure their support, allowing slavery to continue."