bond servant


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bond′ serv`ant

or bond′-serv`ant,


n.
1. a slave.
2. a person bound to service without wages.
[1525–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bond servant - someone bound to labor without wages
bondman, bondsman - a male bound to serve without wages
bondmaid, bondwoman, bondswoman - a female bound to serve without wages
slave - a person who is owned by someone
thrall - someone held in bondage
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