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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)

bondsman

a person bound by bond to act as SURETY for another.
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Yet, thus far, the burden of procuring a third party to post bail has fallen solely on defendants by way of bail bondsmen. As evidenced by the extensive criticism of the industry and the hundreds of thousands of defendants who remain detained, it is clearly an imperfect resolution at best.
In the majority of cases, however, commercial bail bondsmen add an additional level of financialization to this exchange.
It's one of more than 200 bail bondsmen advertising in the city's yellow pages and online.
They all knew his A&E reality show, in which he kicked in doors and pepper-sprayed fugitives for bail bondsmen around the country.
Bail bondsmen face substantial risks, both financially and physically, necessitating their substantial fees as insurance
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.
It was from the African sacred circle, that the first truly African American dance was born: the "Ring Shout." 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.) In return for a non-refundable fee, usually around 10 percent of the bond, a bondsman will put up his own money with the court.
Embedded in Taylor's analysis are some compelling narratives, such as the one about the Liverpool slaver Delight, in which the bondsmen forced the surviving crew members into the rigging for a particularly suspenseful morning in December 1769 until the nearby vessel Apollo intervened to defeat the insurgent slaves.
Three US bail bondsmen have been arrested by police in El Salvador at the airport.
As passed in the House, REAL ID would severely limit immigrants' access to drivers' licenses by imposing federal regulations; give the Secretary of Homeland Security the right to waive laws in order to build more fences along the borders; and empower bounty hunters and bail bondsmen to pursue, arrest, detain--or surrender--immigrants to the Department of Homeland Security if they are thought to be "flight risks."