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A female bondservant or slave.
bondsman, bondswoman, bondservant, bondslave, serf, vassal, thrallView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Although such laws were most prevalent in the South, the northern colonies also enacted statutes restricting the lives of bondmen and bondwomen.’
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