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bondwoman

[bond-woo m-uh n]
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noun, plural bond·wom·en.
  1. a female slave.
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Origin of bondwoman

First recorded in 1350–1400, bondwoman is from the Middle English word bonde womman. See bond2, woman
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Examples from the Web for bondwoman

Historical Examples

  • And though she is a king's child, yet her mother is a bondwoman and a Wendlander.'

    The Red True Story Book

    Various

  • But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise.

    The Lord's Coming

    C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

  • And all that, look you, I let slip—gave it all up in order to make myself your bondwoman.

  • And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

  • Cast out that bondwoman and her son, she demanded of Abraham.