Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who gives bail for another; a surety or bail.

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  • noun law A person who provides bail for another

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Justice Death may not like the doctor for a main pernor, or bailsman. ''

    Rob Roy

  • "I don't know how all that is, Annabella, but at any rate Major Grantly is to be the bailsman, and there is to be another trial at Barchester."

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Speke had his bedding amidships, spread on reeds; the cook and bailsman sat facing him, and

    Great African Travellers From Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley

  • The cook and bailsman sit on the first bar, facing me; and behind them, to the stern, one-half the sailors sit in couples; whilst on the first bar behind me are Bombay and one Beluch, and beyond them to the bow, also in couples, the remaining crew.

    What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • "Away with you, then," said Mr. Inglewood, hastily; "his may not be a replevisable case under the statute, you know, or Mr. Justice Death may not like the doctor for a _main pernor, _ or bailsman."

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

  • It sounds like a few people will need to contact Bill Nissen (the bonds bailsman) within the next couple of days.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Mr. Justice Death may not like the doctor for a main pernor, or bailsman.”

    Rob Roy

  • ‘I don’t know how that all is, Annabella, but at any rate Major Grantly is to be the bailsman, and there is to be another trial at Barchester.’

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • "Every man must be his own security, my dark-skinned friend, till he can find a bailsman.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

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