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[bond-hohl-der] /ˈbɒndˌhoʊl dər/
a holder of a bond or bonds issued by a government or corporation.
Origin of bondholder
First recorded in 1815-25; bond1 + holder
Related forms
bondholding, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I guess 'ee's gwine ter be a bloomin' bondholder and cut his coupons!

    By Right of Conquest Arthur Hornblow
  • You are not the boy who caused the capture of the bondholder?

    Making His Way Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Ordinarily the bondholder is adequately protected against the loss of his capital by a mortgage on the railroad.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • If it is right for the stockholder of a railway to receive dividends, it is equally right for the bondholder to receive interest.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • Compounds ending in holder and monger are run solid; bondholder, cheesemonger.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The only lawyer in the district wouldn't act against the bondholder, and I couldn't get at my mortgage deed anyway.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • When any stockholder had paid in as much as $100, the company issued him a Gold Bond and he became a bondholder.

  • He couldn't vote as a bondholder, but his voting rights as a stockholder commonly mean little!

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The same feeling may actuate many a Peruvian bondholder when he is told that the Peruvians are beginning to cultivate literature.

    Peru in the Guano Age Alexander James Duffield
British Dictionary definitions for bondholder


an owner of one or more bonds issued by a company or other institution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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