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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.
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