slave state

slave state

noun
1.
any state, nation, etc., where slavery is legal or officially condoned.
2.
Slave States, U.S. History. the states that permitted slavery between 1820 and 1860: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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Slave State
 
n
(US) history any of the 15 Southern states in which slavery was legal until the Civil War

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