Definition of Bail bond

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
Category relationships: Criminal Law
Generic synonyms: Recognisance, Recognizance
Derivative terms: Bail

Definition of Bail bond

1. Noun. (American English) A surety, used to obtain the release of a criminal defendant who has been required to give bail. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bail Bond

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

Literary usage of Bail bond

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Horace Binney Wallace (1849)
"G. Where the principal and bail are sued together on the bail-bond, and the bail apply for a rule to stay proceedings on payment of costs (no irregularity ..."

2. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench, and Common Pleas in Personal William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of King's Bench by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1828)
"But where the sheriff's officer, on the attachment being lodged, prevailed on the plaintiffs to withdraw it, and take an assignment of the bail bond, ..."

3. The Law of Suretyship and Guaranty as Administered by Courts of Countries by George Washington Brandt (1905)
"Bowie, Me., May, 1902, 52 Atl. Вер. 905, Bowie, having been arrested on a capias, was released upon a bail bond; the statute required the clerk to note on ..."

4. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"And in CP, though the assignment of the bail-bond be regular, as being taken while the action was pending, yet if the plaintiff be afterwards guilty of ..."

5. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1842)
"If the defendant does not appear at the return of the process, according to the condition of the bail-bond, that is, if he does not put in and perfect bail ..."

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