from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A slave; one who is subjected to the authority of another, and who must give his service without hire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A slave; one who is bound to service without wages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone bound to labor without wages
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But she idolized him, and was proud to be his bond-servant.
A bond-servant could not be summarily judged or too badly beaten.
After that who would notice or care that some bond-servant had vanished?
A bond-servant couldn't be punished if she testified under probe she'd been in fear of her life or safety, or the life or safety of another.
After all, Laris was a bond-servant and the money she made went into circus coffers.
There was a law on all Terran-settled planets stating that a bond-servant could not be held accountable for her master's misdeeds or her own under orders if she had no opportunity to inform, she feared crippling reprisals if she attempted to inform and failed, or -- if she was in danger of death, or if she was saving another under that same threat.
Please let him forget her words, she thought, let him write them off as just a pert bond-servant.
Laris, the probe confirms that all you did was done as a bond-servant under orders and under threat of death or injury to you or your beast.
You've done a lot of reading, you know the law on a bond-servant.
He “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant … being made in the likeness of men” Philippians 2:7.