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One who owns or holds slaves.

slave′hold′ing adj. & n.
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Noun1.slaveholding - the practice of owning slaves
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Adj.1.slaveholding - allowing slavery; "the slaveholding South"
unfree - held in servitude; "he was born of slave parents"
References in classic literature ?
Dawson's Landing was a slaveholding town, with a rich, slave-worked grain and pork country back of it.
Such will try to discredit the shocking tales of slaveholding cruelty which are recorded in this truthful Narrative; but they will labor in vain.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a biting satire of the innate racism and dehumanization embedded in the slaveholding American South, and deserves to be recognized as a groundbreaking anti-slavery and anti-racism book.
During the American Civil War, Maryland was a slaveholding state.
Cyprian Davis, an African-American historian: "The tragic sin of Jesuit slaveholding reveals not only the harshness of slavery as it actually existed, but the moral quicksand of expedience and inhumanity that sooner or later trapped everyone involved in the ownership, buying and selling of human beings.
Fortunes were made, and power was consolidated as slaveholding capitalists fed Britain's insatiable appetite for cotton.
Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic
elites, and the brutality and tenacity of the American slaveholding class, while never losing sight of the freedom struggles of Africans both on the island and on the mainland, which sought the fulfillment of the emancipatory promise of 18th century republicanism.
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The blacks we rule over with such arbitrary sway," was the way George Washington, the nation's slaveholding patriarch, described them.
It was obvious that the pageant was an unapologetic celebration of the slaveholding South,'' Iles said.
This question was red hot in 1860, because the anti-slavery regions of the country were growing faster in population than the slaveholding South.