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bondsman (n.)

"one who stands surety by bond," 1754, from bond (n.) + man (n.), with genitive -s- added probably in part to avoid confusion with bondman.

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Definitions of bondsman from WordNet

bondsman (n.)
a male slave;
Synonyms: bondman
bondsman (n.)
someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else;
Synonyms: bondswoman
bondsman (n.)
a male bound to serve without wages;
Synonyms: bondman
From wordnet.princeton.edu