bondsman

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bondsman

n. 1) someone who sells bail bonds. 2) a surety (guarantor or insurance company who/which provides bonds for performance. (See: bail bond, bond, bail bondsman)

See: captive

bondsman

a person bound by bond to act as SURETY for another.
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10) Horror stories about bail bonding often focus on the "wild west" mentality still dominant in the industry, the vigilantism, and the excess of bondsmen who go to great lengths either to produce the fugitive defendant or to extract the money, and who are authorized to use lethal force to do so (Bauer 2014).
Most people bailed out of jail by bondsmen return to court without incident, but the few that put up a fight can present a very real danger to the men and women hired to bring fugitives back to justice.
Last year, for example, Utah lawmakers added a requirement that, to apply for a license, bondsmen must complete a course that covers many aspects of bonding.
The Ring Shout was a counter-clockwise, sacred circle dance that appears to have been done universally among African American bondsmen, and later among freedmen.
Many bondsmen are women, but "bondsperson" doesn't have quite the same ring, so I'll use the standard terminology.
The bail bondsmen described by Davis (1984) are one example.
We want to believe that a systematic effort existed to assist bondsmen in their quest for freedom.
The producers have found a gaggle of New York bail bondsmen who are rough and tough but willing to occasionally look at the bigger picture.
United States prohibits bail bondsmen and their bounty hunters from arresting defendants who flee to another country.
The narrator concludes his survey with the "authentic narratives written by bondsmen who decided one afternoon to haul hips for the Mason-Dixon line.