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bailsman

[ beylz-muh n ]
/ ˈbeɪlz mən /
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noun, plural bails·men.

a person who gives bail or acts as surety.

RELATED WORDS

underwriter, backer, sponsor, patron, bondsman, bondswoman

Nearby words

bailiwick, baillie, bailment, bailor, bailout, bailsman, baily, baily's beads, bain-marie, bainbridge, bainite

Origin of bailsman

1860–65; bail1 + 's1 + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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