helot definition

  • noun:
    • among a course of serfs in ancient Sparta, neither a slave nor a free of charge resident.
    • A person in servitude; a serf.
    • An individual of the ancient Spartan course of serfs.
    • A serf; a slave.
    • A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; ergo, a slave or serf.
    • One of a class of serfs among the list of old. Spartans who were possessed because of the state, were bound to the soil under allotment to landholders, and fulfilled all servile features.
    • Hence A serf or slave, overall; a servile individual; one topic, toward sales and caprices of some other.
    • (Middle Ages) someone who will the land and owned by the feudal lord

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