bond servant

or bond-serv·ant


a person who serves in bondage; slave.
a person bound to service without wages.

Origin of bond servant

First recorded in 1525–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.

  • It was a novel and voluntary assumption of the condition of the Bondservant, the Δοῦλος, of God.

    To My Younger Brethren

    Handley C. G. Moule

  • Antecedently possessing the μορφὴ of God, He now de novo 'took' the μορφὴ of a bondservant.

    To My Younger Brethren

    Handley C. G. Moule

  • Then Thurid the bondservant, who sat by the fire, looked up and said, "Ships are off the land."

British Dictionary definitions for bondservant



a serf or slave
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