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Definitions of bail:
  • noun:   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)
    Example: "He is out on bail"
  • noun:   (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    Example: "The judge set bail at $10,000"
  • verb:   deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
  • verb:   release after a security has been paid
  • verb:   secure the release of (someone) by providing security
  • verb:   remove (water) from a vessel with a container
  • verb:   empty (a vessel) by bailing
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #18819)

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