- a female slave.
- a woman bound to service without wages.
Origin of bondmaid
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Examples from the Web for bondmaid
Where for the remnant of her days a bondmaid's life led she.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
Caius Valerius Catullus
Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis
Said Duffy to the King, ‘Wilt thou buy a bondmaid, namely, my daughter?’Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland
T. O. Russell
He further said that the king had the eyes of a slave, and that the queen had in three ways shown the behaviour of a bondmaid.The Danish History, Books I-IX
Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
He pronounced the decree, and laid upon the bondmaid, and not upon his noble boy, the provision for the journey.Notable Women of Olden Time
- an unmarried female serf or slave
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