[ bondz-woom-uhn ]
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noun,plural bonds·wom·en.Law.
  1. a woman who is bound or who by bond becomes surety for another.

Origin of bondswoman

1605–15; bond's woman woman of the bond, i.e., its signer; see bondsman1, woman

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[ bondz-woom-uhn ]

noun,plural bonds·wom·en.

Origin of bondswoman

2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bondswoman in a sentence

  • In commemoration of the sacrifice by Abraham, according to the Koran, of Ishmael, child of his bondswoman.

  • Still the laws of the Republic made woman practically the bondswoman of man.

    Creed And Deed | Felix Adler
  • In the preface to The bondswoman's Son he confesses that he has sometimes wondered if he has incarnated different personalities.

    August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt | L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
  • A penance of seven years was imposed for perjury, with the additional penalty of setting free a bondsman or bondswoman.

  • It is possible for a woman to fulfil a bond and yet not be a bondswoman.

    Green Fire | Fiona Macleod