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A woman who provides bond or surety for another.
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(ˈbɒndzˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who by means of a bond becomes surety for another.


(ˈbɒndzˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bondswoman - someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
2.bondswoman - a female bound to serve without wages
bond servant - someone bound to labor without wages
3.bondswoman - a female slave
slave - a person who is owned by someone
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References in classic literature ?
'I am at least glad to know that this is not another bondswoman of some friend of yours, who is bereft of free choice, and whom I have spirited away.
"I knew Jones County was bad when we called the bail bondswoman to get her out, and the bail bondsperson told me, I'm so glad y'all are helping her, because I have so many women that I bail out every year in her same situation and it's horrible, it's ridiculous, and someone needs to stop it,"' Roberts says, laughing darkly.
Bondswoman nabbed for extortion !-- -- Non Alquitran (The Philippine Star) - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines A bondswoman was arrested in Marikina City Thursday for allegedly extorting P60,000 from the husband of a drug suspect in exchange for her release.
That is, until one day he is approached by Ornella Neppi, a beautiful but tarnished bail bondswoman who put up $150,000 to spring one Emilio Gava after he was arrested on a cocaine charge.
The other [the aACAyAlawi], however, claims that the man is beneath him, that he is higher than him in lineage, that he is his slave, his daughter his bondswoman, that she belongs to him without his permission, and that his property is his booty.
The "Bondswoman" urges women to demand "their long-suppressed rights," the "Mechanics Wife" proposes a "Ladies Union" to enable women to uplift themselves and the nation, and E.
The subject is Hannah Craft's Te Bondswoman's Narrative, a text dated between 1855 and 1861 but published only in 2002.
There, Gardner lays out his reasoning for not devoting any significant space to "Hannah Craft's" The Bondswoman's Narrative, the "slave novel" discovered by Dorothy Porter Wesley in 1948 and made famous by a Henry Louis Gates, Jr.-edited version in 2002.
She sets the literary and legal context in a survey of English and American gothic fiction, then looks closely at four novels: Caleb Williams by William Godwin; Frankenstein (Mary Shelley); Edgar Huntly (Charles Brockden Brown); and The Bondswoman's Narrative (Hannah Crafts).
Among the major works that Bassard treats are the poems of Harper and the pamphlets and prayers of Stewart, Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Wilson's Our Nig, Crafts' The Bondswoman's Narrative, Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Williams' Dessa Rose, and Morrison's Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Tar Baby.
The ancient Greek word is translated in the New Testament as "servant" or "bondswoman." She is the primary household slave who cares for the female head of the household during childbirth.