Bonds·man n.; pl. Bondsmen.
1. A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.
Carnal, greedy people, without such a precept, would have no mercy upon their poor bondsmen. --Derham.
2. Law A surety; one who is bound, or who gives security, for another.
n 1: a male slave [syn: bondman]
2: someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else [syn: bondswoman]
3: a male bound to serve without wages [syn: bondman]