Bondsman
Bondsman Bonds"man, n.; pl. {Bondsmen}. [Bond, a. or n. + man.] 1. A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman. [1913 Webster]

Carnal, greedy people, without such a precept, would have no mercy upon their poor bondsmen. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A surety; one who is bound, or who gives security, for another. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bondsman — bonds·man / bändz mən/ n: one who accepts responsibility as surety for the obligations of another and esp. for bail Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bondsman …   Law dictionary

  • Bondsman — may refer to: * A bail bondsman. * A bondservant. See serfdom …   Wikipedia

  • bondsman — one who stands surety by bond, 1754, from BOND (Cf. bond) (n.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.), with gen. s added probably in part to avoid confusion with BONDMAN (Cf. bondman) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bondsman — [bändz′mən] n. pl. bondsmen [bändz′mən, bänz′mən] 1. BONDMAN 2. a person who takes responsibility for another by furnishing a bond …   English World dictionary

  • Bondsman — Broad term for a man bound to a lord through the various degrees of villeinage, owing a variety of services for his tenure of land. *Bracton defines him as either born or made such. They are born of a *villein and a *naif . Bracton also says a… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • bondsman — noun Bondsman is used after these nouns: ↑bail …   Collocations dictionary

  • bondsman — A surety; one who has entered into a bond to give surety for another; e.g., bail bondsman. See bail (bail bond) …   Black's law dictionary

  • bondsman — A surety; one who has entered into a bond to give surety for another; e.g., bail bondsman. See bail (bail bond) …   Black's law dictionary

  • bondsman — I. noun Date: 1713 one who assumes the responsibility of a bond ; surety II. variant of bondman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bondsman — bondsman1 /bondz meuhn/, n., pl. bondsmen. Law. a person who by bond becomes surety for another. [1725 35; bond s man man of the bond, i.e., its signer; see BOND1, S1, MAN1] bondsman2 /bondz meuhn/, n., pl. bondsmen. bondman. [1250 1300; ME… …   Universalium

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