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[beylz-muh n]
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noun, plural bails·men.
  1. a person who gives bail or acts as surety.
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Origin of bailsman

1860–65; bail1 + 's1 + -man
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Related Words for bailsman

underwriter, backer, sponsor, patron, bondsman, bondswoman, bailsman

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Historical Examples of bailsman

  • Speke had his bedding amidships, spread on reeds; the cook and bailsman sat facing him, and Bombay and one Belooch behind him.

    Great African Travellers

    W.H.G. Kingston