|1.||[ verb ] deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period|
|Related terms:||hand_over bailment|
|2.||[ noun ] (law) the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)|
"he is out on bail"
|Related terms:||legal_system law|
|3.||[ verb ] remove (water) from a vessel with a container|
|4.||[ verb ] empty (a vessel) by bailing|
|5.||[ verb ] secure the release of (someone) by providing security|
|Related terms:||guarantee bailor|
|6.||[ verb ] release after a security has been paid|
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18819|
|8.||[ noun ] (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"
|Related terms:||recognizance criminal_law|