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bondmaid Syllabification: bond·maid
Pronunciation: /ˈbän(d)mād/

Definition of bondmaid in English:

noun

archaic
A slave girl.
Example sentences
  • It's the story of a poor 4 year old Chinese girl sold as a bondmaid into a wealthy family.
  • To clarify the case of the designated bondmaid, it is helpful to reference Tractate Yevamoth, found here.
  • The bondmaids of Torvaldsland do not wear silks of any kind but kirtles of white wool.

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