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Meaning of BONDSMAN

Pronunciation:  'bândzmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a male slave
  2. [n]  a male bound to serve without wages
  3. [n]  someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else

BONDSMAN is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bondman, bondswoman
 See Also: benefactor, bond servant, helper, slave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bonds"man\, n.; pl. {Bondsmen}. [Bond, a. or n. +
1. A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.

         Carnal, greedy people, without such a precept, would
         have no mercy upon their poor bondsmen. --Derham.

2. (Law) A surety; one who is bound, or who gives security,
   for another.

Thesaurus Terms
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