Definition of bondwoman in US English:



  • A female bondservant or slave.

    • ‘Although such laws were most prevalent in the South, the northern colonies also enacted statutes restricting the lives of bondmen and bondwomen.’
    • ‘In the Islamic version the would-be victim is Ishmael or Isma il, Abraham's son with the bondwoman Hagar, who lived to become ancestor of the Arabs.’
    • ‘This event should be observed by all the descendants of former bondmen and bondwomen, as we call to mind the beginning of our captivity and bondage in this country.’