Definition of bondwoman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbän(d)ˌwo͝omən/

noun (plural bondwomen)

A female bondservant or slave.
Example sentences
  • In the Islamic version the would-be victim is Ishmael or Isma il, Abraham's son with the bondwoman Hagar, who lived to become ancestor of the Arabs.
  • Although such laws were most prevalent in the South, the northern colonies also enacted statutes restricting the lives of bondmen and bondwomen.
  • This event should be observed by all the descendants of former bondmen and bondwomen, as we call to mind the beginning of our captivity and bondage in this country.

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Syllabification: bond·wom·an

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