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involuntary servitude


And thus it was that I passed into a state of involuntary servitude to Wolf Larsen.
Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  slavery or other instances of a person being forced to labor to benefit another
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Slavery is an extreme form of involuntary servitude.
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  • And thus it was that I passed into a state of involuntary servitude to Wolf Larsen.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The result was the ratification, in December, 1865, of the celebrated 13th article or amendment of the Constitution, which declared that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude—except as a punishment for crime—shall exist within the United States."
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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Associated words [difficulty]:   involuntary servitude [9] , indentured servant [8]
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