bail

All Noun Verb
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  • Info Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear). more...
  • Now my own network is bailing out on me and taking me off the air.
  • He tried to radio his position but was forced to bail out over the sea.
  • Mark remained at his father's house as part of his bail conditions.
  • They were later on released on bail and no trial was ever held.
  • Ray has neither come to visit her nor bailed her out of prison.
  • He was held for three weeks before he was released on bail.
  • He hit it three times, and killed five of the crew when they bailed out.
  • He also continued working as an actor although on police bail terms.
  • He bails out the children on several occasions and shows them around the city.
  • He was held without bail but was released three hours later.
  • He was released on bail to return to a police station later in December.
  • Just as he was about to open fire, the enemy pilot bailed out.
  • The pilot then reported that the right wing failed and he bailed out.
  • He had bailed out four times during his time in the Soviet Union.
  • If it was not you who bailed me out of prison, it must have been she. Cited from The Gambler, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Several times, he put up bail money for people who could not afford to do so.
  • He was later bailed out by his sister, which results in another argument between them.
  • Within a month he was bailed and died of cancer the following year.
  • All hands were applied to bailing, but water continued to rise in the hold.
  • The two latter were bailing so fast that they had no chance to row. Cited from Bob the Castaway, by Frank V. Webster
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Meaning 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
  • 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)
    he is out on bail
  • verb Release after a security has been paid
  • verb Deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
  • verb Secure the release of (someone) by providing security
  • verb Empty (a vessel) by bailing
  • verb Remove (water) from a vessel with a container