- a person who serves in bondage; slave.
- a person bound to service without wages.
Origin of bond servant
Related Words for bondservantlaborer, servant, worker, serf, captive, victim, hostage, prisoner, slave, detainee, chattel, vassal, villain, peon, villein, help, toiler, thrall, retainer, drudge
Examples from the Web for bondservant
Historical Examples of bondservant
And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.The Bible Story
Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Thou shalt not make him to serve as a bondservant: as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus
S H Kellogg
It was a novel and voluntary assumption of the condition of the Bondservant, the Δοῦλος, of God.
Antecedently possessing the μορφὴ of God, He now de novo 'took' the μορφὴ of a bondservant.
Then Thurid the bondservant, who sat by the fire, looked up and said, "Ships are off the land."The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow
- a serf or slave