1 [bondz-muhn]
noun, plural 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 Unabridged


2 [bondz-muhn]
noun, plural bondsmen.

1250–1300; Middle English bondesman. See bond2, 's1, man1 Unabridged
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bondsman (ˈbɒndzmən)
n , 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 & History

"one who stands surety by bond," 1754, from bond (n.) + man, with gen. -s- added probably in part to avoid confusion with bondman.
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Example sentences
Bail bondsman are given broad authority to arrest and surrender the principal under the bond.
Friends, family or the bondsman will lose their money or property used to secure the bond.
The bondsman or surety will collect a fee for this service.
The bondsman then posts bail with the court on your behalf.
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