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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bail

1. The wall of an outer court of a feudal castle.
2. A hinged loop that is used for lifting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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If a person is arrested for a non- cognizable and bailable offence, the Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner of CGST/ SGST can release him on bail and he will be subject to the same provisions as an officer in- charge of a police station under section 436 of the Code of Criminal Procedure,
Chief Justice said that the court cannot reject bail of the accused in the bailable case, saying that it is surprise that trial court and high court did not see that the bail could not be rejected whereas it is written in the law.
To me, the ombudsman is anti-P-Noy for not simply charging him with reckless imprudence, a bailable lightweight offense whose penalty is so low.
"The offence of snatching and snatching with hurt or wrongful restraint or fear of hurt will now be a non- bailable offence in the state.
The counsel has requested to set aside the orders of November 11, December 11 and all preceding orders through which the court issued bailable and non-bailable warrants of arrest and later declared him a proclaimed offender within 10 days.
"Unang-una, uulitin ko, may kapangyarihan ang Sandiganbayan na mag-issue ng warrant of arrest, at ito po ay non bailable offense.
Advocate Bushra Qamar argued on behalf of the petitioners that all the offences mentioned in the FIR against her clients were bailable but both the courts rejected their bail petitions.
The prosecutor requested the court to issue non-bailable arrest warrants for the model but the court decided to issue bailable arrest warrants once more against her, as issued in June last year.
Last year, the Budget attempted to reintroduce these penal provisions, but after a furore in Parliament, the Finance Bill was amended to withdraw the non- bailable provisions.
When the lawyer pleaded for issuing bailable warrants, the court asked him if he could give an assurance about Almeida's appearance in next hearing.
KARACHI -- Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Karachi has once again issued non bailable arrest warrants of founder of MQM and other absconding accused in provocative speeches case.
THE National Investigation Agency ( NIA) on Thursday withdrew its petition seeking issuance of non- bailable warrants against David Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, saying the US was providing access to them.