Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A male bondservant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In old English law, a villein, or tenant in villeinage.
  • noun A man slave, or a man bound to service without wages. Also improperly written bondsman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A man slave, or one bound to service without wages.
  • noun (Old Eng. Law) A villain, or tenant in villenage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who is bound in servitude; a slave or serf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a male bound to serve without wages
  • noun a male slave

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from bonde, serf; see bondage.]

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bond +‎ -man

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