- a person who by bond becomes surety for another.
Origin of bondsman1
Origin of bondsman2
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Examples from the Web for bondsman
I was the bondsman of an old arm-chair, and the actual slave of a chest of drawers!'Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
My soul has led a bondsman's life: why should I remain to pine?The Civilization Of China
Herbert A. Giles
Mr. Fairchild, who is Mr. Harkins' partner, is here to appear as bondsman.The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
He could not get a bondsman, and I let him go after he had signed his own bond.
But where find, or how ask, a friend to become his bondsman?
- law a person bound by bond to act as surety for another
- another word for bondservant
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Word Origin and History for bondsman
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