bondsman

1
[ bondz-muh n ]
/ ˈbɒndz mən /

noun, plural bonds·men. Law.

a person who by bond becomes surety for another.

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Nearby words

  1. bondmaid,
  2. bondman,
  3. bonds,
  4. bondservant,
  5. bondslave,
  6. bondstone,
  7. bondswoman,
  8. bonduc,
  9. bondwoman,
  10. bone

Origin of bondsman

1
1725–35; bond's man man of the bond, i.e., its signer; see bond1, 's1, man1

bondsman

2
[ bondz-muh n ]
/ ˈbɒndz mən /

noun, plural bonds·men.

Origin of bondsman

2
First recorded in 1250–1300, bondsman is from the Middle English word bondesman. See bond2, 's1, man1

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British Dictionary definitions for bondsman

bondsman

/ (ˈbɒndzmən) /

noun plural -men

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

bondsman

n.

"one who stands surety by bond," 1754, from bond (n.) + man (n.), with genitive -s- added probably in part to avoid confusion with bondman.

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