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Meaning of BAIL BOND

Pronunciation:  beyl bând

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
 
 Synonyms: bail, bond
 
 See Also: recognisance, recognizance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bail" bond`\ (Law)
   (a) A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his
       surety, to insure the prisoner's appearance in court,
       at the return of the writ.
   (b) Special bail in court to abide the judgment.
       --Bouvier.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: An obligation signed by the accused to secure his or her presence at the trial. This obligation means that the accused may lose money by not properly appearing for the trial. Often referred to simply as "bond."
 
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