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thrall     pron. thrôl (thrawl)
n.

1.
  a. One, such as a slave or serf, who is held in bondage.
  b. One who is intellectually or morally enslaved.

2. Servitude; bondage: “a people in thrall to the miracles of commerce” (Lewis H. Lapham).

tr.v. Archaic thralled, thrall·ing, thralls

To enslave.


— DERIVATIVES thrall'dom or thral'dom n.

— ORIGIN Old Norse, slave.


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