bondsman

noun (1)
bonds·​man | \ ˈbän(d)z-mən How to pronounce bondsman (audio) \

Definition of bondsman

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: one who assumes the responsibility of a bond : surety

bondsman

noun (2)
bonds·​man | \ ˈbän(d)z-mən How to pronounce bondsman (audio) \

less common variant of

Examples of bondsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Once a week, Grant is required to check in with his bail bondsman. NBC News, "Texas man released on DNA evidence still not exonerated after new suspect confesses to murder," 19 June 2020 Many borrow bail money from bondsmen and then end up in debt. NBC News, "Fair or dangerous? Days after ending cash bail, New York has second thoughts," 7 Jan. 2020 Jenkins also stole and resold dirt bikes, conspired with a Baltimore County bail bondsman to sell $1 million worth of drugs Jenkins had taken off the street, and carried around tools and masks to carry out robberies. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, "No internal review underway of what went wrong with Gun Trace Task Force, Baltimore police commissioner says," 17 Sep. 2019 Other than paying $5 million cash, Burke said Weinstein could meet his bail obligation by either putting up $2 million through a bail bondsman or using collateral to secure 10% — or $5 million — of a $50 million bond with collateral. Arkansas Online, "Harvey Weinstein's bail increased over monitoring issues," 11 Dec. 2019 Before sentencing, Dorfman sauntered in broad daylight through the parking lot of the Lincolnwood Hyatt with his friend, bail bondsman Irwin Weiner. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Chicago Outfit boss Joey ‘the Clown’ Lombardo and St. Dismas, the ‘Good Thief’," 23 Oct. 2019 Overwhelmingly, the service of a bail bondsman is their only way out of jail. Collette Richards, CNN, "States are trying to change a system that keeps poor people in jail. The bail industry is blocking them.," 30 Aug. 2019 Overwhelmingly, the service of a bail bondsman is their only way out of jail. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "States are trying to change a system that keeps poor people in jail. The bail industry is blocking them.," 30 Aug. 2019 Disturbance: Chardon Road Officers responded to an apartment around 9 a.m. Aug. 10 when a bail bondsman was trying to locate a man, 23, but was not being allowed into the apartment. cleveland.com, "Man shot in head during attempted break-in : Richmond Heights Police Blotter," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bondsman

Noun (1)

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Bondsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bondsman. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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bondsman

noun
bonds·​man | \ ˈbändz-mən How to pronounce bondsman (audio) \

Legal Definition of bondsman

: one who accepts responsibility as surety for the obligations of another and especially for bail

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