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