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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A male slave; A male bound to serve without wages. Also: Any person or corporation which will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court.

Usage examples (33)
  • Our state laws provide that one arrested may employ a professional bondsman to guarantee his appearance in court.
  • He knows I'll call the bondsman and tell them to go get him out, and they will.
  • They've been out of jail; they're just going to call another bondsman and get another bond.
  • If your loved ones have problems and got to jail - you might need bail bondsman aka bail agents. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "bondman" is a serf or a slave, while a "bondsman" is a person who provides bail.
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