Syn. Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.
(Bond) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bonded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bonding.]
1. To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on (goods
or merchandise) by giving a bond.
2. (Arch.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.
(Bond), n. [OE. bond, bonde, peasant, serf, AS. bonda, bunda, husband, bouseholder, from
Icel. bondi husbandman, for buandi, fr. bua to dwell. See Boor, Husband.] A vassal or serf; a
slave. [Obs. or Archaic]
(Bond), a. In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
By one Spirit are we all baptized .. whether we be Jews or Bentiles, whether we be bond or free.
(Bond"age) n. [LL. bondagium. See Bond, a.]
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.
2. Obligation; tie of duty.
He must resolve by no means to be . . . brought under the bondage of onserving oaths.
3. (Old Eng. Law) Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.
Syn. Thralldom; bond service; imprisonment.
(Bond"a*ger) n. A field worker, esp. a woman who works in the field. [Scot.]
(||Bon"dar) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A small quadruped of Bengal (Paradoxurus bondar), allied
to the genet; called also musk cat.