noun, plural bonds·men. Law.

  1. a person who by bond becomes surety for another.

noun, plural bonds·men.

  1. bondman.

noun plural -men

  1. law a person bound by bond to act as surety for another
  2. another word for bondservant

“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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