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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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