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Definitions and Synonyms of bail | Another word for bail | What is bail?

Definition 1: 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) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where bail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is out on bail

(bail is a kind of ...) a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws

(bail belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where bail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the judge set bail at $10,000
  • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman

Synonyms for bail in the sense of this definition

(bail is a kind of ...) (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

(bail belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

Definition 3: remove (water) from a vessel with a container - [verb of change]

(bail is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(bail has a similar meaning as ...) empty (a vessel) by bailing

Definition 4: empty (a vessel) by bailing - [verb of change]

(bail is a kind of ...) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

(bail has a similar meaning as ...) remove (water) from a vessel with a container

Definition 5: secure the release of (someone) by providing security - [verb of communication]

(bail is a kind of ...) give surety or assume responsibility

"I vouch for the quality of my products"

(bail has a similar meaning as ...) release after a security has been paid

Definition 6: deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period - [verb of possession]

(bail is a kind of ...) to surrender someone or something to another

"the guard delivered the criminal to the police" "render up the prisoners" "render the town to the enemy" "fork over the money"

(bail is a kind of ...) grant freedom to; free from confinement

(bail has a similar meaning as ...) secure the release of (someone) by providing security

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