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bondslave

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒndsleɪv
 
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Definition of bondslave in English:

noun

archaic
A slave or serf.
Example sentences
  • We are sold for bondslaves.
  • Where he suddenly by night invading the husbandmen in villages and fields, sleeping and mistrusting no harm, drew them out of their houses, men and women, to the number of nine hundred, whom he made his bondslaves.
  • Not only are there bondslaves and a king, and cruel punishments for the breach of the marriage contract, in that happy island, but there is throughout an atmosphere of asceticism.

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