[[t]ˈbeɪlz mən[/t]] n. pl. -men
law a person who gives bail or acts as surety
Etymology: 1860–65

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bailsman — n. One who provides bail to secure the release of a criminal defendant. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • bailsman — [bālz′mən] n. pl. bailsmen [bālz′mən] a person who acts as surety or gives bail for another …   English World dictionary

  • bailsman — noun Date: 1862 one who gives bail for another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bailsman — /baylz meuhn/, n., pl. bailsmen. a person who gives bail or acts as surety. [1860 65; BAIL1 + s1 + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • bailsman — noun A person who provides bail for another …   Wiktionary

  • bailsman — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who posts bond: bail3, bondsman. See LAW …   English dictionary for students

  • bailsman — n. person who supplies bail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bailsman — bails·man …   English syllables

  • bailsman — /ˈbeɪlzmən/ (say baylzmuhn) noun (plural bailsmen) Obsolete someone who gives bail or security. {combination of two words originally in a syntactical relationship; bail s (genitive case) + man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bailsman — n. (pl. men) a person who stands bail for another. Etymology: BAIL(1) + MAN …   Useful english dictionary

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