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bonds·man

 (bŏndz′mən)
n.
1. A person who provides bond or surety for another.
2. A male bondservant.

bondsman

(ˈbɒndzmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Law) law a person bound by bond to act as surety for another
2. (Historical Terms) another word for bondservant

bonds•man1

(ˈbɒndz mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who by means of a bond becomes surety for another.
[1725–35]

bonds•man2

(ˈbɒndz mən)

n., pl. -men.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bondsman - a male slave
slave - a person who is owned by someone
2.bondsman - someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
3.bondsman - a male bound to serve without wages
bond servant - someone bound to labor without wages

bondsman

noun
One who posts bond:
Translations

bondsman

[ˈbɒndzmən] n (-men (pl)) → servo, schiavo
References in classic literature ?
That of the serf, or bondsman, was sad and sullen; his aspect was bent on the ground with an appearance of deep dejection, which might be almost construed into apathy, had not the fire which occasionally sparkled in his red eye manifested that there slumbered, under the appearance of sullen despondency, a sense of oppression, and a disposition to resistance.
Meanwhile Captain Bildad sat earnestly and steadfastly eyeing Queequeg, and at last rising solemnly and fumbling in the huge pockets of his broad-skirted drab coat, took out a bundle of tracts, and selecting one entitled The Latter Day Coming; or No Time to Lose, placed it in queequeg's hands, and then grasping them and the book with both his, looked earnestly into his eyes, and said, Son of darkness, I must do my duty by thee; I am part owner of this ship, and feel concerned for the souls of all its crew; if thou still clingest to thy Pagan ways, which I sadly fear, I beseech thee, remain not for aye a Belial bondsman.
In all his ways of sitting and standing, and eating and drinking - of brooding about, in a high-shouldered reluctant style - of taking out his great horn-handled jack-knife and wiping it on his legs and cutting his food - of lifting light glasses and cups to his lips, as if they were clumsy pannikins - of chopping a wedge off his bread, and soaking up with it the last fragments of gravy round and round his plate, as if to make the most of an allowance, and then drying his finger-ends on it, and then swallowing it - in these ways and a thousand other small nameless instances arising every minute in the day, there was Prisoner, Felon, Bondsman, plain as plain could be.
I, a bondsman just released from the yoke, freed for one week from twenty-one years of constraint, must, of necessity, resume the fetters of dependency.
a liaison who's been working for a bail bondsman for several years and declined to give his full name.
Sandy Brooks had allowed a bail bondsman onto her property Monday to apprehend the man, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
FBI psychologist Taryn Miles probes Domino about her connection to bail bondsman Claremont Williams III, and the abduction of some students.
FBI criminal psychologist Taryn Miles (Lucy Liu) probes Domino about her connection to bail bondsman Claremont Williams III (Delroy Lindo), and the abduction of some college students.
Long acknowledged as the first nobel by an African American writer, Clotel draws from the long-standing rumors surrounding Thomas and Sally Hemings, well-known slave narratives and Brown's own experiences as a bondsman in the South.
And he joked: "I need a budget for a bail bondsman for both of them.
President Thomas Jefferson condemned slavery but didn't believe whites and liberated blacks could live together in harmony: His cousin Richard Randolph and ninety blacks set out to prove him wrong, and built a bastion of freedom in his heritage to bondsman Hercules White and dozens of other slaves.
Author Michael Crichton, 60: 'To quit medicine to become a writer struck most people like quitting the Supreme Court to become a bail bondsman.