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bond servant

or bond-serv·ant

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  1. a person who serves in bondage; slave.
  2. a person bound to service without wages.
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Origin of bond servant

First recorded in 1525–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for bondservant

laborer, 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.

  • 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


  1. a serf or slave
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