bondslave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bond +‎ slave.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bondslave (plural bondslaves)

  1. One who works as a slave under an indenture; a bondsman or bondswoman.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.11:
      To whom they shewed, how those marchants were / Arriv'd in place their bondslaves for to buy […].