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noun bond·age \ˈbän-dij\

Simple Definition of bondage

  • : the state of being a slave

  • : sexual activity that involves tying a person up for pleasure

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bondage

  1. 1 :  the tenure or service of a villein, serf, or slave

  2. 2 :  a state of being bound usually by compulsion (as of law or mastery): as a :  captivity, serfdom b :  servitude or subjugation to a controlling person or force <young people in bondage to drugs>

  3. 3 :  sadomasochistic sexual practices involving the physical restraint of one partner

Examples of bondage in a sentence

  1. a population held in bondage

  2. <the Civil War ended over 200 years of bondage for black Africans in America>



Origin and Etymology of bondage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from bonde customary tenant, from Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


BONDAGE Defined for Kids

bondage

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noun bond·age \ˈbän-dij\

Definition of bondage for Students

  1. :  the state of being a slave





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