meaning of BONDAGE

BONDAGE meaning in Law Dictionary

Slavery; involuntary individual servitude; captivity. In old English legislation, villenage, villein tenure. 2 Bl. Comm. 92.


BONDAGE meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "problem of a serf or slave," from Anglo-Latin bondagium, from Middle English relationship "a serf, tenant farmer," from Old English bonda "householder," from Old Norse boandi "free-born farmer," noun usage of present participle of boa "dwell, prepare, inhabit," from PIE *bhow-, from root *bheue- "to-be, occur, live" (see be). Meaning in English changed by influence of relationship. The sexual sado-masochism good sense is taped by 1966.


BONDAGE meaning in General Dictionary

the state to be underneath the control over a power or influence or abstract power

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  • sexual training that requires actually restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
  • their state to be under the control of someone
  • hawaii of being bound; condition to be under restraint; restraint of personal freedom by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.
  • responsibility; tie of task.
  • Villenage; tenure of land on condition of performing the meanest solutions for the owner.

BONDAGE - German to English

bondage [sexual]


BONDAGE meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) The state of being bound; condition to be under restraint; restraint of private freedom by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.

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  • (a.) Obligation; wrap of task.
  • (a.) Villenage; tenure of land on problem of doing the meanest services for the owner.

Sentence Examples with the word BONDAGE

Activity which it stimulated by the double bondage to Aristotle and to the church.

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