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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: bondage /ˈbɒndɪdʒ/
  1. 2
    formal a situation in which a person belongs to someone as their slave

    Desperate parents were forced to sell their children into bondage.

  2. 3
    formal a situation in which you are not free because someone or something controls your life

    Would he ever have enough money to be wholly free from the bondage of work?

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