Definition of Bail

1. Noun. (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial. "A $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"

Exact synonyms: Bail Bond, Bond
Category relationships: Criminal Law
Generic synonyms: Recognisance, Recognizance

2. Verb. Release after a security has been paid.
Generic synonyms: Free, Liberate, Loose, Release, Unloose, Unloosen
Derivative terms: Bailable

3. 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"
Generic synonyms: Legal System
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

4. Verb. Deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period.
Generic synonyms: Deliver, Fork Out, Fork Over, Fork Up, Hand Over, Render, Turn In
Derivative terms: Bailee, Bailment

5. Verb. Secure the release of (someone) by providing security.
Generic synonyms: Guarantee, Vouch
Derivative terms: Bailable, Bailor

6. Verb. Empty (a vessel) by bailing.
Generic synonyms: Empty

7. Verb. Remove (water) from a vessel with a container.
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Bail

1. n. A bucket or scoop used in bailing water out of a boat.

2. v. t. To lade; to dip and throw; -- usually with out; as, to bail water out of a boat.

3. v. t. To deliver; to release.

4. n. Custody; keeping.

5. n. The arched handle of a kettle, pail, or similar vessel, usually movable.

6. n. A line of palisades serving as an exterior defense.

Definition of Bail

1. Noun. Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial. ¹

2. Noun. (legal UK) Release from imprisonment on payment of such money. ¹

3. Noun. (legal UK) The person providing such payment. ¹

4. Noun. A bucket or scoop used for removing water from a boat etc. ¹

5. Verb. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail. ¹

6. Verb. (legal) To release a person under such guarantee. ¹

7. Verb. To set free. ¹

8. Verb. (legal) To hand over personal property to be held temporarily by another as a bailment. ¹

9. Verb. (nautical) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out. ¹

10. Verb. (slang) To exit quickly. ¹

11. Verb. (informal) To fail to meet a commitment. ¹

12. Noun. A hoop, ring or handle ''(especially of a kettle or bucket)''. ¹

13. Noun. A stall for a cow (or other animal) ''(usually tethered with a semi-circular hoop)''. ¹

14. Noun. A hinged bar as a restraint for animals, or on a typewriter. ¹

15. Noun. (context: mainly Australia and New Zealand) A frame to restrain a cow during milking. ¹

16. Noun. A hoop, ring, or other object used to connect a pendant to a necklace. ¹

17. Noun. (cricket) One of the two wooden crosspieces that rest on top of the stumps to form a wicket. ¹

18. Noun. (context: furniture) Normally curved handle suspended between sockets as a drawer pull. This may also be on a kettle or pail, as the wire bail handle shown in the drawing. ¹

19. Verb. To secure the head of a cow during milking. ¹

20. Verb. (rare) To confine. ¹

21. Verb. (Australia New Zealand) To secure (a cow) by placing its head in a bail for milking. ¹

22. Verb. (Australia New Zealand) To keep (a traveller) detained in order to rob them; to corner (a wild animal); loosely, to detain, hold up. (Usually with (term up).) ¹

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Definition of Bail

1. to transfer property temporarily [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BAILABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Bail

1. 1. (Usually pl) A line of palisades serving as an exterior defense. Alternative forms: bayle. 2. The outer wall of a feudal castle. Hence: The space inclosed by it; the outer court. 3. A certain limit within a forest. 4. A division for the stalls of an open stable. 5. The top or cross piece (or either of the two cross pieces) of the wicket. Origin: OF. Bail, baille. See Bailey. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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