bondman

[ bond-muhn ]
/ ˈbɒnd mən /

noun, plural bond·men.

a male slave.
a man bound to service without wages.
Old English Law. a villein or other unfree tenant.

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Origin of bondman

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English bonde man; see bond2, man
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