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Slavery: Treatment of people as property
Slavery and enslavement are the state and condition of being a slave, where a person is denied the opportunity to leave whilst performing labor for another. In chattel slavery, the enslaved person is legally rendered the personal property (chattel) of the slave owner. In economics, the term de facto slavery describes the conditions of unfree labour and forced labour that most slaves endure. In the course of human history, slavery was often a feature of civilisation and legal in most societies, but is now outlawed in most countries of the world.


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