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Definition of "bondsman" [bonds•man]

  • A person who provides bond or surety for another. (noun)
  • A male bondservant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bondsman" in a sentence
  • "The sheriff, who started his career in the jail and has focused on detentions throughout his time in office, says he called a bondsman "to inquire as to the process of how a $300,000 bond works, so [Day's] family would know the process and understand their options.""
  • "VELEZ-MITCHELL: No, listen, you know, the $50,000 goes back to the bail bondsman, which is your nephew, so it stays in the family, is what he ` s saying."
  • "He knows I'll call the bondsman and tell them to go get him out, and they will."