- a male slave.
- a man bound to service without wages.
- Old English Law. a villein or other unfree tenant.
Origin of bondman
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Examples from the Web for bondman
A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself.The Devil's Dictionary
I came a freeman into prison; I will not go forth a bondman.Fox's Book of Martyrs
You had proof of my faith in you when I became your bondman.The Weathercock
George Manville Fenn
The blows were the stripes which the master inflicts upon his bondman.Watch and Wait
Henceforth he was the bondman of grace, the celebrant of grace.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
Word Origin and History for bondman
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