Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A surety.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Roman law. A guarantor ; one who becomes responsible for the payment of another's debt, by a stipulation which binds him to discharge it if the principal debtor fails to do so. Mackeld. Roin. Law, ยง 452; 3 Bl. Comm. 108. The sureties taken on the arrest of a defendant, in the court of admiralty, were formerly denominated "fide ;ussors." 3 Bl. Comm. 108.