Definition of Bondage

1. Noun. The state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power. "A self freed from the bondage of time"

Generic synonyms: Subjection, Subjugation

2. Noun. The state of being under the control of another person.
Exact synonyms: Slavery, Thraldom, Thrall, Thralldom
Generic synonyms: Subjection, Subjugation
Specialized synonyms: Bonded Labor, Servitude, Serfdom, Serfhood, Vassalage
Derivative terms: Thrall, Thraldom, Thralldom, Thrall

3. Noun. Sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners.

Definition of Bondage

1. n. The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.

Definition of Bondage

1. Noun. The state of being enslaved or the practice of slavery. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) The state of lacking freedom; constraint. ¹

3. Noun. The practice of tying people up for sexual pleasure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bondage

1. slavery [n -S] - See also: slavery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bondage

bond for general purposes
bond issue
bond issues
bond length
bond market
bond markets
bond paper
bond premium
bond premiums
bond rating
bond servant
bond trading
bondabilities
bondability
bondable
bondage suit
bondager
bondagers
bondages
bondar
bonded
bonded debt
bonded labor
bonded labors
bonded labour
bonded labours
bonder
bonderise
bonderize

Literary usage of Bondage

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1. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith (1916)
"CHAPTER bondage OR LIBERTY. TT is a fact beyond question that there are two kinds 1. of Christian experience, one of which is an experience of bondage, ..."

2. White Fang by Jack London (1906)
"CHAPTER II THE bondage THE days were thronged with experience for White Fang. During the time that Kiche was tied by the stick, he ran about over all the ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"Gibbs; Hospital Steward, Edward R. Hutching. and reduce you and me to bondage again. We all left our fatherland because wo desire to rid our necks of the ..."

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