bail money


bail money
A deposit of money in lieu of a bail bond or undertaking. Sawyer v Barbour, 142 Cal App 2d 827, 300 P2d 187.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Bail — Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and be guilty of the crime of… …   Wikipedia

  • bail — There are now three distinct words bail in English, although they may all be related. Bail ‘money deposited as a guarantee when released’ [14] comes from Old French bail, a derivative of the verb baillier ‘take charge of, carry’, whose source was …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bail — There are now three distinct words bail in English, although they may all be related. Bail ‘money deposited as a guarantee when released’ [14] comes from Old French bail, a derivative of the verb baillier ‘take charge of, carry’, whose source was …   Word origins

  • bail out — verb a) To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money. Once again, the industry got itself in trouble and government had to bail it out. b) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out. Holmes bailed out of his fighter and …   Wiktionary

  • bail me out — help me solve a problem, pay to get me out of jail    If they arrest me, will you bail me out pay the bail money? …   English idioms

  • bail — 1 / bāl/ n [Anglo French, act of handing over, delivery of a prisoner into someone s custody in exchange for security, from bailler to hand over, entrust, from Old French, from Latin bajulare to carry (a burden)] 1: the temporary release of a… …   Law dictionary

  • bail — Ⅰ. bail [1] ► NOUN 1) the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court. 2) money paid by or for such a person as security. ► VERB ▪ release or… …   English terms dictionary

  • bail bond — see bond 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bail bond n. A contract betw …   Law dictionary

  • bail bondsman — A professional agent for an insurance company who specializes in providing bail bonds for people charged with crimes and who do not have the money necessary to post the entire bail with the court. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10% of the… …   Law dictionary

  • bail bond — ➔ bond * * * bail bond UK US noun [C] ► LAW a document stating that an amount of money has been paid to allow a person who has been accused of a crime to remain free until the trial. If the person does not appear at the trial, the court keeps the …   Financial and business terms


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