bail above


bail above
Bail on the mesne process of civil arrest, otherwise known as bail to the action, put into the court on the return day of the writ, wherein the undertaking of the surety, in the event of judgment against the principal, was either to pay the judgment debt and costs or surrender the principal into custody. 8 Am J2d Bail § 1.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Bail above — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bail above — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun : bail given by a defendant after his appearance in court as a guarantee that he will satisfy the judgment of the court in damages, debt, or costs or failing to do so surrender himself in person to the court called also bail… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bail to the action or bail above — See special bail, below …   Black's law dictionary

  • bail to the action or bail above — See special bail, below …   Black's law dictionary

  • bail — Noun: The means of procuring the release from custody of a person charged with a criminal offense or with debt by assuring his future appearance in court and compelling him to remain within the jurisdiction. Manning v State, 190 Okla 65, 120 P2d… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Bail to the action — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bail to the action — Etymology: bail (I) : bail above …   Useful english dictionary

  • above — Higher in the sense of position, as where something is described as above high water mark; or in the sense of superiority, for example, a higher court. In a higher place; preceding, as where there is a reference in a will to above bequests. 28 Am …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bail to the action — Same as bail above …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bail — bail, bale 1. The spelling bail (ultimately from Old French bailler ‘to take charge of’) is always used with reference to securing the release of a person with an undertaking to return to court on an appointed day. Figuratively, too, a person or… …   Modern English usage


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