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Definition of Bondage

Babylon English Dictionary

slavery, thralldom; state of being subjected to external control; (Law) villeinage; sexual practice of being physically tied up (with handcuffs or cords) during sexual activity
Bondage Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Bondage Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.
  
(a.)
The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.
  
(a.)
Obligation; tie of duty.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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bondage
\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.


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 bondage-and-discipline language 
 of bondage 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
braighdeanas m.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Caethiwed = n. slavery, bondage
Caethrawd = n. bondage
Ceithiwed = n. bondage
Rhwymtdd = n. restraint; bondage
Anagram
     dogbane
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the state of being under the control of another person
(synonym) slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldom
(hypernym) subjugation, subjection
(hyponym) bonded labor
2. sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
(hypernym) sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
Bondage Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Bondage may refer to:
  • Debt bondage, a modern form of slavery in which people are bound by debt, rather than legal ownership
  • Bondage (BDSM), the practice of tying people up for pleasure
  • Self-bondage, the practice of tying oneself up for pleasure
  • Physical restraint in a more general sense
  • The term bondage is also used figuratively to mean spiritual attachment, such as to the physical world, or an evil compelling force, such as original sin
  • Serfdom
  • Bondage (play), a 1991 play by David Henry Hwang
  • The Bondage, a 2006 film by Eric Allen Bell
  • Bondage (album) a 2009 album by j-pop singer Nana Kitade

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Bondage Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
of Israel in Egypt (Ex. 2:23, 25; 5), which is called the "house of bondage" (13:3; 20:2). This word is used also with reference to the captivity in Babylon (Isa. 14:3), and the oppression of the Persian king (Ezra 9:8, 9).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Slave
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About