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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bail

baical skullcap
bail (current term)
bail bandit
bail bandits
bail bond
bail bonds
bail bondsman
bail bondsmen
bail jumping
bail out
bail out on

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