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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bondage (noun)
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 - young people in bondage to drugs
3.
sadomasochistic sexual practices involving the physical restraint of one partner
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bondage (noun)
the state of being a slave
SYNONIMS:
bondage, enslavement, servility, servitude, thrall, thralldom ( thraldom), yoke
RELATED WORDS:
peonage, serfdom; dependence ( dependance), subjection, subjugation; captivity, enchainment, imprisonment, incarceration
NEAR ANTONYMS:
emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission; autonomy, independence, self-government, sovereignty ( sovranty)
freedom, liberty
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