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helotism

[hel-uh-tiz-uh m, hee-luh-] /ˈhɛl əˌtɪz əm, ˈhi lə-/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being a helot; serfdom.
2.
Ecology. the subordinate organisms in an unequal symbiotic relationship.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; Helot + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for helotism

helotism

/ˈhɛləˌtɪzəm; ˈhiː-/
noun
1.
the condition or quality of being a Helot
2.
a sociopolitical system in which a class, minority, nation, etc, is held in a state of subjection
3.
(zoology) another name for dulosis
Also called (for senses 1, 2) helotage
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