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bond·age

 (bŏn′dĭj)
n.
1. The state of one who is bound as a slave or serf.
2. A state of subjection to a force, power, or influence.
3. The practice of being physically restrained, as with cords or handcuffs, as a means of attaining sexual gratification.
4. Villeinage.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Middle English bonde, serf, from Old English bōnda, husbandman, from Old Norse bōndi, present participle of būa, to live; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

bondage

(ˈbɒndɪdʒ)
n
1. slavery or serfdom; servitude
2. (Historical Terms) Also called: villeinage (in medieval Europe) the condition and status of unfree peasants who provided labour and other services for their lord in return for holdings of land
3. (Psychiatry) a sexual practice in which one partner is physically bound

bond•age

(ˈbɒn dɪdʒ)

n.
1. slavery or involuntary servitude; serfdom.
2. the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control.
3. the state or practice of being tied up, chained, or the like, for sexual gratification.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-Latin bondagium. See bond2, -age]
syn: See slavery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bondage - the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power; "he was in bondage to fear:; "he sought release from his bondage to Satan"; "a self freed from the bondage of time"
subjection, subjugation - forced submission to control by others
2.bondage - the state of being under the control of another personbondage - the state of being under the control of another person
subjection, subjugation - forced submission to control by others
bonded labor - a practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt; the practice is illegal in the United States
servitude - state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment; "penal servitude"
serfdom, serfhood, vassalage - the state of a serf
3.bondage - sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"

bondage

noun slavery, imprisonment, captivity, confinement, yoke, duress, servitude, enslavement, subjugation, serfdom, subjection, vassalage, thraldom, enthralment A terrible life of bondage was compounded by a guilty secret.

bondage

noun
A state of subjugation to an owner or master:
Translations
عُبودِيَّه، رِقٌّ
otroctví
slavery
bondageesclavage
ánauî, òrælkun
vergija
dzimtbūšanaverdzība
esaretkölelik

bondage

[ˈbɒndɪdʒ] N
1. (= enslavement) → esclavitud f, cautiverio m
to be in bondage to sthser esclavo de algo
2. (= sexual practice) → bondage m

bondage

[ˈbɒndɪdʒ] nesclavage m, servage m

bondage

n
(lit)Sklaverei f; (in Middle Ages) → Leibeigenschaft f; in bondage to somebodyin Sklaverei/Leibeigenschaft bei jdm, jdm hörig
(fig liter)vollständige Unterjochung; in bondage to somethingeiner Sache (dat)unterworfen; her stronger will kept him in bondageihr stärkerer Wille hielt ihn vollständig unterdrückt
(sexual) → Fesseln nt; bondage gear/magazineSadomasoausrüstung f/-heft nt

bondage

[ˈbɒndɪdʒ] nservitù, schiavitù

bondage

(ˈbondidʒ) noun
slavery.
References in classic literature ?
We remain in everlasting bondage to the productions of our brain and to the work of our hands.
Or they talked of making the Indians their servants; as if God had destined them for perpetual bondage to the more powerful white man.
There was a strong smell of pine, and subtle wood fragrances filled the air, reminding him of his old life of freedom before the days of his bondage.
And whatever you may do or provide against, they never forget that name or their privileges unless they are disunited or dispersed, but at every chance they immediately rally to them, as Pisa after the hundred years she had been held in bondage by the Florentines.
I shall therefore remit these duties when my bondage becomes intolerable.
We are so grateful to you for having killed the Wicked Witch of the East, and for setting our people free from bondage.
Maybe I understood because I saw her in that early hour of the morning when even the stony Memnon sings, in that mystical light of the young day when divine exiled things, condemned to rough bondage through the noon, are for a short magical hour their own celestial selves, their unearthly glory as yet unhidden by any earthly disguise.
Certainly there be, that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting free-will in thinking, as well as in acting.
And clear across to the Atlantic, the Junta in touch with them all and all of them needing guns, mere adventurers, soldiers of fortune, bandits, disgruntled American union men, socialists, anarchists, rough-necks, Mexican exiles, peons escaped from bondage, whipped miners from the bull-pens of Coeur d'Alene and Colorado who desired only the more vindictively to fight--all the flotsam and jetsam of wild spirits from the madly complicated modern world.
Of Hazard"--that is the oldest nobility in the world; that gave I back to all things; I emancipated them from bondage under purpose.
To deliver one's brother-men from bondage is an aim worth death and life.
His other autobiographical works are MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM and LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively.