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bail,

in law, procurement of release from prison of a person awaiting trial or an appeal, by the deposit of security to insure his submission at the required time to legal authority. The monetary value of the security—known also as the bail, or, more accurately, the bail bond—is set by the court having jurisdiction over the prisoner. The security may be cash, the papers giving title to property, or the bond of private persons of means or of a professional bondsman or bonding company. Failure of the person released on bail to surrender himself at the appointed time results in forfeiture of the security. Bail is usually granted in a civil arrestarrest,
in law, seizure and detention of a person, either to bring him before a court body or official, or to otherwise secure the administration of the law. A person may be arrested for an alleged violation of civil or criminal law.
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. Courts have greater discretion to grant or deny bail in the case of persons under criminal arrest, e.g., it is usually refused when the accused is charged with homicide. The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides that "excessive bail shall not be required," but it does not provide any absolute right to bail.

bail

[bāl]
(engineering)
A loop of heavy wire snap-fitted around two or more parts of a connector or other device to hold the parts together.

bail

1. The wall of an outer court of a feudal castle.
2. A hinged loop that is used for lifting.

bail

1 Law
1. a sum of money by which a person is bound to take responsibility for the appearance in court of another person or himself, forfeited if the person fails to appear
2. the person or persons so binding themselves; surety
3. the system permitting release of a person from custody where such security has been taken
4. jump bail or (formal) forfeit bail to fail to appear in court to answer to a charge
5. stand or go bail to act as surety (for someone)

bail

2
Cricket either of two small wooden bars placed across the tops of the stumps to form the wicket

bail

, bale
1. a semicircular support for a canopy
2. a movable bar on a typewriter that holds the paper against the platen
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Sgt Phil Radbourne, of Little Park Street police, said nine out of 10 people who skipped bail were caught, and the latest operation, named Turn Up, was to pick up the remainder.
Steven Blundell, 36, from Halewood, vanished almost two years ago when he skipped bail ahead of being sentenced over a PS1m drug ring.
Natasha Carr Dewsbury, West Yorkshire AM amazed by how many offenders have skipped bail and are free to carry on their filthy crimes.
Officers and special constables went to about 70 properties across Huddersfield yesterday to seek out people who had skipped bail, failed to pay fines or were avoiding the courts.
THE latest revelation that, in the Greater London area alone, police are chasing 4000 criminal suspects who have skipped bail and are now on the run, is further testament to the utter disaster the Government has made of policing.
Superintendent Paul Gallagher, the head of Staffordshire Police's Criminal Justice Department, said: "Those who have skipped bail or failed to pay fines should be warned they face a knock on the door from police when they least expect it and this may result in serious inconvenience to them and their families.
THREE Sri Lankan men, charged over the death of Daventry teacher Deborah Peaty and her unborn child, will be put on trial even though two of them skipped bail and fled the country, a judge has ruled.
A warrant was issued for Elikem Markham's arrest after he skipped bail and failed to appear at London's Southwark Crown Court yesterday morning for sentence.
Bondsmen often hire bounty hunters to track criminals who have skipped bail.
He had skipped bail in 2008 to live the high life in the Caribbean and was convicted in his absence.
Gary Robb skipped bail in 1997 while on trial for drug offences and fled to Northern Cyprus.
Tolgay Istek, 24, skipped bail while awaiting trial at Liverpool Crown Court in May 2007.