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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 ?
Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
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. Spurn the idol Bell, and the hideous dragon; turn from the wrath to come; mind thine eye, I say; oh!
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.
Still I would have thee send And fetch the bondsman hither.
She has worked very hard to become a certified bail bondsman. Danielle is a valuable asset to our agency.
The predatory cash bail system is fed by the huge profits for bail bondsman and the insurance companies who underwrite them.
OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma Bondsman Association appointed Salomon Dionicio to its board of directors.
BAIL BONDSMAN: A suspect unable to pay the full bail can hire a bail bondsman to post the money with the court.
"We'll observe and report, and offer aid in any way we can," said Shannon McGauley, a bail bondsman in the Dallas suburbs who is president of the Texas Minutemen.
Others can secure temporary freedom but only at exorbitant cost to themselves, family, or friends through the services of a bail bondsman. The government is not spared from the costs of bail either, spending around $13.6 billion every year on pretrial detention.