Helotism meaning

hĕl'ə-tĭz'əm
A system under which a nominally free social class or a religious, national, or racial minority is permanently oppressed and degraded.
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The condition of a helot; serfdom or slavery.
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A form of symbiosis, as among some ants, in which one species dominates and uses workers of another species.
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The permanent oppression of a nominally free group of people.
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(zoology) A form of symbiosis in which one species is forced to perform tasks for another, for their mutual benefit.
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