Definitions

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

  • noun A woman bondservant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female slave. Also improperly written bondswoman.

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

  • noun A woman who is a slave, or in bondage.

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

  • noun A woman who is bound in servitude; a female slave.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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

Examples

  • The bondwoman is a free woman compared with the wife.

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  • The bondwoman is a free woman compared with the wife.

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  • The bondwoman is a free woman compared with the wife.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 6

  • Agar the bondwoman is a figure of the mount Sinaiwhcre the peo - ple of ifrae I recciued the law: Sara the frcewoman is a figure of the hcaucnly Hierufalemj from whenfe pioceedeth the Gofpell.

    The institution of christian religion

  • Nasthai began to entrust me with chores that took me outside the compound, such as fetching mountain water from the fountain of Nephron, a duty I shared with the bondwoman Knotais.

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  • She sat up and chatted with the bathmistress, who was neither bondwoman nor noble but something in between.

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  • The fine for defect is calculated on the basis of how much a virgin bondwoman or a favorite slave would be worth and how much less such a bondwoman who was not a virgin would be worth.

    Legal-Religious Status of the Virgin.

  • She was the only one of us High speakers born of the Blood, but on this side of the mountains she was just another bondwoman.

    Wildfire

  • She was the only one of us High speakers born of the Blood, but on this side of the mountains she was just another bondwoman.

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  • I helped you and your men to cross the Ferinus and for reward you gave me to the arthygater to be a bondwoman.

    Wildfire

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