bondswoman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bondswoman a female slave
    • n bondswoman a female bound to serve without wages
    • n bondswoman someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bondswoman See Bondwoman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bondswoman See bondwoman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bondswoman a woman-slave
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A variant of band—A.S. bindan, to bind.

Usage

In literature:

I will love you as a sister and serve you as a bondswoman, but never speak to me more of marriage.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 2." by Sir Walter Scott
I will love you as a sister and serve you as a bondswoman, but never speak to me more of marriage.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Bond-slave, and your sister's a slave, a bondswoman... a th... th...
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
She is a free woman, but I would not exchange the dusky bondswoman for five of her class.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Still the laws of the Republic made woman practically the bondswoman of man.
"Creed And Deed" by Felix Adler
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In news:

Fugitive makes bail bondswoman 'grumpy'.
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