bondage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from bonde customary tenant, from Middle English Date: 14th century 1. the tenure or service of a villein, serf, or slave 2. a state of being bound usually by compulsion (as of law or mastery): as a. captivity, serfdom b. servitude or subjugation to a controlling person or force <
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3. sadomasochistic sexual practices involving the physical restraint of one partner

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  • bondage — ► NOUN 1) the state of being a slave or feudal serf. 2) sexual practice that involves the tying up or restraining of one partner. ORIGIN from obsolete bond «serf»; influenced by BOND(Cf. ↑bond) …   English terms dictionary

  • bondage — [bän′dij] n. [ME < Anglo L bondagium < OE bonda < ON bonde, orig. prp. of bua, to prepare, inhabit, akin to Ger bauen, to build < IE base * bheu , to grow, develop > BE, Sans bhū , earth, Gr phyein, to grow] 1. serfdom or slavery 2 …   English World dictionary

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