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a person who serves in bondage; slave.
a person bound to service without wages.
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Origin of bond servant
First recorded in 1525–35
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How to use bond servant in a sentence
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|Allen French
I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book.
He, the supreme Bondservant, is to them (we continually read) absolute Lord.To My Younger Brethren|Handley C. G. Moule
And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
You decide now for yourself whether you are a bondservant or a free man.
British Dictionary definitions for bond servant
/ (ˈbɒndˌsɜːvənt) /
a serf or slave
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