Etymology
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bondman (n.)

mid-13c., "husband, husbandman," from Middle English bond "tenant farmer" (see bond (adj.)) + man (n.). Later, "man in bondage, male slave" (mid-14c.). Bondmaid is from 1520s as "slave-girl."

updated on July 07, 2017

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Definitions of bondman from WordNet

bondman (n.)
a male bound to serve without wages;
Synonyms: bondsman
bondman (n.)
a male slave;
Synonyms: bondsman
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