What does bondsman mean?

bondsman meaning in General Dictionary

A slave a villain a serf a bondman

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  • someone who signals a bond as surety for somebody else
  • a male bound to serve without earnings
  • a male servant
  • A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.
  • A surety; one who is bound, or which provides security, for another.

bondsman meaning in Legal Dictionary

n. 1) somebody who sells bail bonds. 2) a surety (guarantor or insurance provider, who/which provides bonds for performance.

bondsman meaning in Law Dictionary

surety; one who features registered into a bond as surety. The term seems to apply specifically into the sureties upon the bonds of officials, trustees, etc., while end must certanly be set aside when it comes to sureties on recognizances and bail-bonds. Haberstich v. Elliott, 189 111. 70, 59 N. E. 557.

bondsman meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"one who appears surety by relationship," 1754, from bond (n.) + man (n.), with genitive -s- included most likely partly to prevent confusion with bondman.

bondsman meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.

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  • (n.) A surety; one that is bound, or who gives protection, for another.

Sentence Examples with the word bondsman

Equally scattered through the whole country, and almost everywhere recognizable, is the underlying Persian population (Tajik), which is sometimes represented by a locally dominant tribe, but more frequently by the agricultural slave and bondsman of the general community.

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