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Is money or property put up to get a criminal defendant released from jail, which is supposed to ensure they appear at all required court appearances. 


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bail (noun)
a container used to remove water from a boat
bail (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to clear (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side - usually used with out
2.
intransitive verb
to clear water from by dipping and throwing - usually used with out - bail out
bail (noun)
1.
the temporary release of a prisoner in exchange for security given for the due appearance of the prisoner
2.
security given for the release of a prisoner on bail
3.
one who provides bail
bail (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to release under bail
2.
to procure the release of by giving bail - often used with out
3.
to help from a predicament - used with out bailing out impoverished countries
bail (noun)
1.
a) a supporting half hoop
b) a hinged bar for holding paper against the platen of a typewriter
2.
a usually arched handle (as of a kettle or pail)
bail (verb)
transitive verb
to deliver (personal property) in trust to another for a special purpose and for a limited period
bail (noun)
chiefly British a device for confining or separating animals
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bail (verb)
to leave a place often for another
SYNONYMS:
bail, bail out, begone, book, bugger off, bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off, clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up off), part, peel off, pike (out off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper, shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk out
RELATED WORDS:
set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdraw
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reach
arrive, come, show up, turn up
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