Meaning of bail

Definition of bail

(noun) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial); "he is out on bail"
(verb) release after a security has been paid
deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
secure the release of (someone) by providing security
empty (a vessel) by bailing
remove (water) from a vessel with a container

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