bail, bail bond, bond(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"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The first four words agree in denoting something given or deposited as an assurance of something to be given, paid, or done. An earnest is of the same kind as that to be given, a portion of it delivered in advance, as when part of the purchase-money is paid, according to the common expression, "to bind the bargain." A pledge or security may be wholly different in kind from that to be given or paid, and may greatly exceed it in value. Security may be of real or personal property — anything of sufficient value to make the creditor secure; a pledge is always of personal property or chattels. Every pawnshop contains unredeemed pledges; land, merchandise, bonds, etc., are frequently offered and accepted as security. A person may become security or surety for another's payment of a debt, appearance in court, etc.; in the latter case, he is said to become bail for that person; the person accused gives bail for himself. Gage survives only as a literary word, chiefly in certain phrases; as, "the gage of battle."
Security for the payment of a debt; security to the state, for the prisoner, in the sum of a thousand dollars.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for bail
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- кофа, (вода от лодка), гаранция, изгребвам, залог, ведроBulgarian
- achicar, caución, balde, fianzaSpanish
- takaus, äyskäröidä, äyskäriFinnish
- écoper, libération sous caution, caution, écope, liberté sous cautionFrench
- cauzione, sgottare, libertà provvisoriaItalian
- utu here, moni taurangi, tatā, tīheruMāori
- czerpak, kaucjaPolish
- fiança, cauçãoPortuguese
- borgenär, borgenSwedish
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