meaning of bondman

bondman meaning in General Dictionary

a guy slave or one bound to service without earnings

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  • a male bound to offer without wages
  • a male servant
  • A man slave, or one certain to service without wages.
  • A villain, or tenant in villenage.

bondman meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., "husband, husbandman," from Middle English relationship (see bondage) + man (n.). Later, "man in bondage, slave" (mid-14c.).


bondman meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A person servant, or one certain to solution without earnings.

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  • (letter.) A villain, or tenant in villenage.

Sentence Examples with the word bondman

It may be here mentioned that slave was originally a national name; it meant a man of Slavonic race captured and made a bondman to the Germans.

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