Bond"age (&?;), n. [LL. bondagium. See
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.
2. Obligation; tie of duty.
He must resolve by no means to be . . . brought under the
bondage of onserving oaths.
3. (Old Eng. Law) Villenage; tenure of land
on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.
Syn. -- Thralldom; bond service; imprisonment.