Definition of slaveholder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslāvˌhōldər/


An owner of slaves.
Example sentences
  • But as long as the political monopoly of the slaveholders was broken, enfranchised blacks would have the power to prevent the re-emergence of aristocracy and inequality.
  • Other critics, North and South, blamed slavery for encouraging an aristocratic love of luxurious leisure and a despotic temperament among the slaveholders.
  • For nearly a century, Congress regulated slavery's existence and protected the property rights slaveholders claimed to have over their human chattel.



Example sentences
  • On the Capitol flagpole, the Lone Star flies below the American flag, emblem of the few brief years when slaveholding Texas was its own republic.
  • In this respect, the narratives show the masters as individuals who struggle with the moral problems posed by slaveholding.
  • And it's as relevant to today's Middle East as it was to slaveholding America.

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Syllabification: slave·hold·er

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