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thrall

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

thralln. [OE. thral, , Icel. , perhaps through AS. ; akin to Sw. träl, Dan. træl, and probably to AS. to run, Goth. , Gr. tre`chein; cf. OHG. dregil, drigil, a servant.].
  •  A slave; a bondman.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Gurth, the born thrall of Cedric."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Slavery; bondage; servitude; thraldom.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
    "He still in thrall
    Of all-subdoing sleep.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shelf; a stand for barrels, etc.  [1913 Webster]
thralla. 
     Of or pertaining to a thrall; in the condition of a thrall; bond; enslaved.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "The fiend that would make you thrall and bond."  [1913 Webster]
thrallv. t. 
     To enslave.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thrall, n. literary 1 (often foll. by of, to) a slave (of a person, or a power or influence).
2 bondage; a state of slavery or servitude (in thrall).

Derivative
thraldom n. (also thralldom).
Etymology
OE thr{aelig}l f. ON thr{aelig}ll, perh. f. a Gmc root = run

THESAURUS

thrall

absolutism, bond service, bondage, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, captive, captivity, chattel, chattel slave, churl, concubine, control, debt slave, debt slavery, deprivation of freedom, disenfranchisement, disfranchisement, domination, enslavement, enthrallment, feudalism, feudality, galley slave, helot, helotism, helotry, homager, indentureship, liege, liege man, liege subject, odalisque, peon, peonage, restraint, serf, serfdom, serfhood, servant, servility, servitude, slave, slavery, subject, subjection, subjugation, theow, thralldom, tyranny, vassal, vassalage, villein, villenage, yoke

ROGET THESAURUS

thrall

Subjection

N subjection, dependence, dependency, subordination, thrall, thralldom, thraldom, enthrallment, subjugation, bondage, serfdom, feudalism, feudality, vassalage, villenage, slavery, enslavement, involuntary servitude, conquest, service, servitude, servitorship, tendence, employ, tutelage, clientship, liability, constraint, oppression, yoke, submission, obedience, subject, dependent, subordinate, feudal, feudatory, in subjection to, under control, in leading strings, in harness, subjected, enslaved, constrained, downtrodden, overborne, overwhelmed, under the lash, on the hip, led by the nose, henpecked, the puppet of, the sport of, the plaything of, under one's orders, under one's command, under one's thumb, a slave to, at the mercy of, in the power of, in the hands of, in the clutches of, at the feet of, at one's beck and call, liable, parasitical, stipendiary, under, slaves - in a land of light and law.


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