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Bondsman, noun

Forms:
Also Bondman.
Origin:
Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Afrikaans bond see Bond noun2 + linking phoneme -s- + English man.
historical
A member of the Afrikander Bond; Bondite, see Bond noun2.
1884 Times (U.K.) 6 Mar. 7The views of many members returned to Parliament as Bondsmen.
1971 L.H. Thompson in Oxford Hist. of S. Afr. II. 304The Bond never had a majority in the House of Assembly and, although individual Bondsmen sat in cabinets, no Bondsman was ever Prime Minister.
A member of the Afrikander Bond; Bondite, see Bondnoun.
Derivatives:
So (rare) Bondswoman noun.
1921 W.C. Scully Harrow 59These papers show why you are being sent; these papers show you to be a Bondswoman, a rebel and a traitor.

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