"I… do not understand. Organics own droids. What is the utility of owning other organics? What else can…slaves provide?"
"Simple – entertainment value."
-T1-LB and Jarael, discussing slavery
Slavery is a legal or economic system under which sentients are treated as property. While laws and systems vary, as property, slaves may be bought and sold. Slaves can be held from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation. Historically, slavery was institutionally recognized by most societies; in more recent times, slavery has been outlawed in all countries, but it continues through the practices of debt bondage, serfdom, domestic servants kept in captivity, certain adoptions in which children are forced to work as slaves, child soldiers, and forced marriage. Slavery had always existed all throughout the Multiverse history, and unfortunately, it still exist within the Alliance in the form of Sentient Trafficking in which men, women and children are often sold into sex industries.