A serf; a slave.
bondsman, bondswoman, bondservant, bondslave, serf, vassal, thrallView synonyms
- ‘And every bondman and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.’
- ‘Although such laws were most prevalent in the South, the northern colonies also enacted statutes restricting the lives of bondmen and bondwomen.’
- ‘Every man who strives to become a burgess of this town shall first be examined under oath upon a Book that he is no bondman, but free-born and of free status.’
- ‘Yet one incontrovertible fact set him decidedly apart from the rabid cotton state defenders of the peculiar institution: Atchison owned at most one bondman.’