Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who provides bond or surety for another.
  • noun A male bondservant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bondman, 2.
  • noun In law, a surety; one who is bound or who by bond becomes surety for another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.
  • noun (Law) A surety; one who is bound, or who gives security, for another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A male slave.
  • noun A male indentured servant.
  • noun Someone who signs a bond that states that they have taken responsibility for someone else's obligations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a male slave
  • noun someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
  • noun a male bound to serve without wages

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bonds +‎ -man

Examples

  • The sheriff, who started his career in the jail and has focused on detentions throughout his time in office, says he called a bondsman "to inquire as to the process of how a $300,000 bond works, so [Day's] family would know the process and understand their options."

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  • VELEZ-MITCHELL: No, listen, you know, the $50,000 goes back to the bail bondsman, which is your nephew, so it stays in the family, is what he ` s saying.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2008

  • He knows I'll call the bondsman and tell them to go get him out, and they will.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • He knows I'll call the bondsman and tell them to go get him out, and they will.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • If your loved ones have problems and got to jail - you might need bail bondsman aka bail agents.

    Bot Street Journal

  • About 7 a.m. Spicer was released from his cell to complete the booking process and call a bondsman, which normally is not done at the time intoxicated subjects are arrested.

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  • About 7 a.m. Spicer was released from his cell to complete the booking process and call a bondsman, which normally is not done at the time intoxicated subjects are arrested.

    theleafchronicle.com - Local News

  • If your loved ones have problems and got to jail - you might need bail bondsman aka bail agents.

    Bot Street Journal

  • They've been out of jail; they're just going to call another bondsman and get another bond.

    Creative Loafing Atlanta Feed

  • They've been out of jail; they're just going to call another bondsman and get another bond.

    Creative Loafing Atlanta Feed

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