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bailsman

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

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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Example sentences 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
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