"bail" in the noun sense
1. bail, bail bond, bond
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"
"bail" in the verb sense
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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