someone bound to serve another without pay — such as a slave, serf, or indentured servant
(An indentured servant is someone who is bound by a signed or forced contract to work without wages for a period of time. This could result from an unpaid debt or be a way to pay for transportation to a new place. Though common in the American colonies, today it is illegal.)
The first of Will's family to set foot on Georgia soil might even have been one of Oglethorpe's debtors or a bond servant.
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There are no more uses of "bondservant" in Gone with the Wind.