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Meaning of BONDAGE

Pronunciation:  'bândij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
  2. [n]  the state of being under the control of another person
 

BONDAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: slavery, thraldom, thrall, thralldom
 
 See Also: captivity, enslavement, servitude, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Dryden.

2. Obligation; tie of duty.

         He must resolve by no means to be . . . brought
         under the bondage of onserving oaths. --South.

3. (Old Eng. Law) Villenage; tenure of land on condition of
   doing the meanest services for the owner.

Syn: Thralldom; bond service; imprisonment.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in bondage means that aspects of your emotions and/or character are too tightly controlled or that are repressed. You may be restricting your need for self-expression or feel that you are a prisoner of your circumstances. In a sexual sense, dreams of bondage represents your desires to be more sexually submissive or that you have unacknowledged sexual passions.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absolutism, bond service, captivity, control, debt slavery, deprivation of freedom, disenfranchisement, disfranchisement, domination, enslavement, enthrallment, feudalism, feudality, helotism, helotry, indentureship, peonage, restraint, serfdom, serfhood, servility, servitude, slavery, subjection, subjugation, thrall, thralldom, tyranny, vassalage, villenage, yoke
 

 

 

 

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