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Bondage vs. Liberation

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Bondagenoun

The state of being enslaved or the practice of slavery.

‘In Judeo-Christian tradition, the Israelites fled bondage at the hands of the Egyptians, only to wander in the wilderness for the next four decades.’;

Liberationnoun

The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.

Bondagenoun

(by extension) The state of lacking freedom; constraint.

‘He lived in financial bondage to his cocaine habit; no matter how much he earned, it all seemed to disappear up his nose.’;

Liberationnoun

The process of striving to achieve equal rights and status.

Bondagenoun

The practice of tying people up for sexual pleasure.

‘Their marriage broke up when she discovered he had been engaging in bondage games with a local dominatrix while he was supposedly working out at the gym.’;

Liberationnoun

The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.

‘This mode of analysis requires perfect liberation from all prejudged system.’;

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Bondagenoun

(attributive) Applied to clothing with many buckles, zips, etc., associated with punk and goth subcultures.

‘bondage trousers; bondage jeans; bondage pants’;

Liberationnoun

the act of liberating someone or something

Bondagenoun

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.’;

Liberationnoun

the attempt to achieve equal rights or status;

‘she worked for women's liberation’;

Bondagenoun

Obligation; tie of duty.

‘He must resolve by no means to be . . . brought under the bondage of observing oaths.’;

Liberationnoun

the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

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Bondagenoun

Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.

Liberationnoun

the action of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release

‘the liberation of all political prisoners’;

Bondagenoun

the state of being under the control of another person

Liberationnoun

freedom from limits on thought or behaviour

‘the struggle for women's liberation’;

Bondagenoun

sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners

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