bondman

noun
bond·​man | \ ˈbän(d)-mən How to pronounce bondman (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈbän(d)z-​mən How to pronounce bondsman (audio) \

Definition of bondman

: slave, serf

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bondman

Synonyms

chattel, slave, thrall

Antonyms

freeman

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Examples of bondman in a Sentence

would rather die as an insurgent than live as a bondman

First Known Use of bondman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bondman was in the 13th century

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