helˈotage noun
The state of a helot
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Main Entry:helot

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  • Helot — helotage, n. /hel euht, hee leuht/, n. 1. a member of the lowest class in ancient Laconia, constituting a body of serfs who were bound to the land and were owned by the state. Cf. Perioeci, Spartiate. 2. (l.c.) a serf or slave; bondman. [1570 80; …   Universalium

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  • helot — [ hɛlət] noun 1》 a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens. 2》 a serf or slave. Derivatives helotage noun helotism noun helotry noun Origin via L. from Gk Heilōtes (plural), traditionally… …   English new terms dictionary

  • helotism — /ˈhɛlətɪzəm/ (say heluhtizuhm) noun serfdom. Also, helotage …  

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