Helot: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hel'ut, hē'lut), [key]
- a member of the lowest class in ancient Laconia, constituting a body of serfs who were bound to the land and were owned by the state. Cf. Perioeci, Spartiate.
- (l.c.) a serf or slave; bondman.
- helot (Thesaurus)