a holder of a bond or bonds issued by a government or corporation.

1815–25; bond1 + holder

bondholding, adjective, noun Unabridged
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bondholder (ˈbɒndˌhəʊldə)
an owner of one or more bonds issued by a company or other institution

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Example sentences
For the bondholder there is no difference, unless you consider that the
  bondholder may also be a consumer, worker and citizen.
Interest rates are generally based on market conditions and the length of time
  until the bondholder can exercise the put option.
The bondholder must include the allowed amount of the tax credit in gross
  income for tax purposes.
The costs to the bondholder of providing collateral vary inversely with the
  costs to the surety for liquidating it.
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