a female slave.
a woman bound to service without wages.
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How to use bondmaid in a sentence
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 | Anonymous
The cazi, no less enamoured, says that the woman is his bondmaid, who had absconded with much money.Filipino Popular Tales | Dean S. Fansler
There was a noteworthy horse in Medb's herd and he was of the value of a bondmaid; a horse to match was found among Ailill's.The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Tin B Calnge | Unknown
Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis | Marcus Dods
All this they bore to the ships of King Alf, and Hjordis and the bondmaid went with them.The Story of the Volsungs, (Volsunga Saga) | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for bondmaid
an unmarried female serf or slave
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