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1. The condition of serfdom.
2. Helots considered as a group.


(ˈhɛlətrɪ; ˈhiː-)
1. serfdom or slavery
2. serfs or slaves as a class


 slaves or bondsmen collectively.
Example: helotry of mammon, 1829.
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A state of subjugation to an owner or master:
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The Muslim Brotherhood's religious intolerance in a largely forbearing society defines his helotry, a slavish dependence on majoritarianism -- the delusion of dictators in a fool's paradise.
The white man who controls in every direction the negro's destinies would in his collective opinion like to thrust the negro back into helotry and into exclusively manual work of a more or less unskilled kind, in connection with land, with mining, and the general development of the money-making resources of Africa, the moneymaking to remain chiefly with the white controller.
Newman's interpretation is supported by the fact that Aristotle explicitly criticizes helotry in Politics 2.