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Helotism \He"lot*ism\, n. The condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.


n. 1 The permanent oppression of a nominally free group of people 2 (context zoology English) A form of mutualism in which one species is forced to perform tasks for another, for their mutual benefit

Usage examples of "helotism".

But helotism joins in the same person the slavery established by voluptuous nations and that of the most simple.