noun. the practice of owning slaves.
adjective. allowing slavery.
Sentences with slaveholding
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
They slowly built small settlements in the region, while slaveholding farmers also built small villages in places like Arkansas.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Additionally, the ordinance -- which laid out the process by which states could be formed from within the Northwest Territory -- placed no restrictions on any new state slaveholding policies upon the granting of statehood.
It was originally the home of a slaveholding businessman whose son – Cassius Marcellus Clay – became one of the nation’s most vehement abolitionists and went on to be a friend and counselor to Abraham Lincoln.