- a person who by bond becomes surety for another.
Origin of bondsman1
Origin of bondsman2
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Examples from the Web for bondsmen
To reduce you to villeins and to bondsmen, as your forefathers were to them.The Last Of The Barons, Complete
And happily so; for in life he subjugates us, and he makes us bondsmen to his ashes.Evan Harrington, Complete
The security was furnished and she was delivered to the bondsmen as her gaolers.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
He was arrested and appeared at the alderman's office with bondsmen.
They are the bondsmen of the senses, and have forsworn knowledge and feeling.The Life of Mazzini
- 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 bondsmen
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