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EtymologyEdit

slave +‎ holding

AdjectiveEdit

slaveholding (not comparable)

  1. Having possession/ownership of one or more slaves.

NounEdit

slaveholding (plural slaveholdings)

  1. An owning of one or more slaves.
    "On the other hand, the Mountain South also contained some Lower South counties, thereby permitting internal comparisons between differently sized slaveholdings, between crop specializations, and between agricultural and nonagricultural producers." (Wilma P. Dunaway, Slavery in the American Mountain South: "Introduction" 6, 2003)

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