Helotry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Helotry The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen. "The Helotry of Mammon."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n helotry The condition of a Helot; serfdom; slavery.
    • n helotry Helots in a collective sense; a body of persons in a condition similar to that of the ancient Helots.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Helotry the whole body of the Helots: any class of slaves
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; said to be derived from Helos, a town in Greece, reduced to slavery by the Spartans.

Usage

In literature:

Nine years of helotry!
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
When later he protested against his helotry it was in silence.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
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