thrall NOUN the state of being in another's power: she was in thrall to her husband.
DERIVATIVES thraldom (also thralldom) noun.
ORIGIN Old Norse, «slave».

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  • Thraldom — Thral dom, n. [Icel. ?r[ae]ld[=o]mr. See {Thrall}, and { dom}.] The condition of a thrall; slavery; bondage; state of servitude. [Written also {thralldom}.] [1913 Webster] Women are born to thraldom and penance And to be under man s governance.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thraldom — c.1200; see THRALL (Cf. thrall) + DOM (Cf. dom) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thraldom — noun the state of being under the control of another person • Syn: ↑bondage, ↑slavery, ↑thrall, ↑thralldom • Derivationally related forms: ↑thrall, ↑thrall (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thraldom — noun see thrall I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thraldom — See thralldom. * * * …   Universalium

  • thraldom — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun See thralldom …   English dictionary for students

  • thraldom — thral|dom BrE thralldom AmE [ˈθro:ldəm US ˈθro:l ] n [U] literary the state of being a slave = ↑slavery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thraldom — sb. RG. 12, 480 …   Oldest English Words

  • thraldom — thral·dom || θrɔːldÉ™m n. slavery, enslavement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thraldom — n. Slavery, servitude, subjection, bondage, vassalage, serfdom, enslavement, enthralment, thrall …   New dictionary of synonyms

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