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[bond-hohl-der] /ˈbɒndˌhoʊl dər/
a holder of a bond or bonds issued by a government or corporation.
Origin of bondholder
1815-25; bond1 + holder
Related forms
bondholding, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The same feeling may actuate many a Peruvian bondholder when he is told that the Peruvians are beginning to cultivate literature.

    Peru in the Guano Age Alexander James Duffield
  • You are not the boy who caused the capture of the bondholder?

    Making His Way Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • If paid in a good silver dollar, the bondholder has nothing to complain of.

  • Ordinarily the bondholder is adequately protected against the loss of his capital by a mortgage on the railroad.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • Jimmy clenched a firm brown hand, and felt his fingers itch for a grip on the bondholder's throat.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • Compounds ending in holder and monger are run solid; bondholder, cheesemonger.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Still, the bondholder fancied it would not be insuperably difficult to contrive that the occasion did not arise.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • We have the honor to pay it, and we do not pay it on account of the avarice or greed of the bondholder.

  • When any stockholder had paid in as much as $100, the company issued him a Gold Bond and he became a bondholder.

British Dictionary definitions for bondholder


an owner of one or more bonds issued by a company or other institution
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