bounty hunter
Someone who who chases down defendants who have skipped bail, and turns them in.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bounty hunter
n. A person who, for an reward or fee, pursues and captures bail jumpers or individuals who have not yet been arrested but are charged with or suspected of committing a criminal offense.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bounty hunter
Name for a category of persons who are offered a promised gratuity in return for "hunting" down and capturing or killing a designated target, usually a person or animal.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bounty hunter
Name for a category of persons who are offered a promised gratuity in return for "hunting" down and capturing or killing a designated target, usually a person or animal.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • bounty hunter — bounty .hunter n someone who catches criminals and brings them to the police for a reward …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bounty hunter — bounty ,hunter noun count someone who tries to catch criminals in order to receive a reward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bounty hunter — A bounty hunter captures fugitives for a monetary reward (bounty). Other names, mainly used in the United States, include bail agent, bail enforcement agent, bail officer, fugitive recovery agent, fugitive recovery officer and bail fugitive… …   Wikipedia

  • bounty hunter — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bounty hunter : singular bounty hunter plural bounty hunters someone who tries to catch criminals in order to receive a reward …   English dictionary

  • bounty hunter — noun 1. someone who pursues fugitives or criminals for whom a reward is offered • Hypernyms: ↑pursuer, ↑chaser 2. a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty • Hypernyms: ↑hunter, ↑huntsman * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bounty hunter — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. fugitive hunter, criminal hunter …   English dictionary for students

  • bounty hunter — 1. a person who hunts outlaws or wild animals for the bounty offered for capturing or killing them. 2. a person who seeks a reward for recovering valuable property. 3. Slang. a salesman or agent who works for a fee or commission. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • bounty hunter — boun′ty hunt er n. a person who hunts outlaws or wild animals for the bounty offered for capturing or killing them • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

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