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bondsman1

[bondz-muh n] /ˈbɒndz mən/
noun, plural bondsmen. Law.
1.
a person who by bond becomes surety for another.
Origin of bondsman1
1725-1735
1725-35; bond's man man of the bond, i.e., its signer; see bond1, 's1, man1

bondsman2

[bondz-muh n] /ˈbɒndz mən/
noun, plural bondsmen.
1.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English bondesman. See bond2, 's1, man1
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bondsman

/ˈbɒndzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(law) a person bound by bond to act as surety for another
2.
another word for bondservant
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Word Origin and History for 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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