bondman

noun bond·man \ ˈbän(d)-mən \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈbän(d)z-mən\

Definition of bondman

: slave, serf

Examples of bondman in a Sentence

  1. would rather die as an insurgent than live as a bondman

First Known Use of bondman

13th century


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