- a person who serves in bondage; slave.
- a person bound to service without wages.
Origin of bond servant
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for 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
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