a guy slave or one bound to service without earnings
- 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.
mid-13c., "husband, husbandman," from Middle English relationship (see bondage) + man (n.). Later, "man in bondage, slave" (mid-14c.).
(letter.) A person servant, or one certain to solution without earnings.
- (letter.) A villain, or tenant in villenage.
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.