bondservant

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Noun[edit]

bondservant (plural bondservants)

  1. An indentured servant.
    • 1901, Charles W. Chesnutt, The Marrow of Tradition[1]:
      The captain was an upstart, a product of the democratic idea operating upon the poor white man, the descendant of the indentured bondservant and the socially unfit.