Bondage

Definition of Bondage

Bond´age
n.1.
1.The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.
The King, when he designed you for my guard,
Resolved he would not make my bondage hard.
- Dryden.
2.Obligation; tie of duty.
He must resolve by no means to be . . . brought under the bondage of observing oaths.
- South.
3.(Old Eng. Law) Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.

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absolutism, bond service, control, debt slavery, deprivation of freedom, disenfranchisement, disfranchisement, domination, enslavement, enthrallment, feudalism, feudality, helotism, helotry, indentureship, peonage, restraint, serfdom, serfhood, servility, subjection, subjugation, thrall, tyranny, villenage, yoke
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