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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bondsman  \Bonds"man\,  n.;  pl  {Bondsmen}.  [Bond,  a.  or  n.  + 
  man.] 
  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. 




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