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English noun: bail

1. bail (possession) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

SamplesThe judge set bail at $10,000.
A $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman.

Synonymsbail bond, bond

Broader (hypernym)recognisance, recognizance

Domain categorycriminal law

2. bail (cognition) 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)

SamplesHe is out on bail.

Broader (hypernym)legal system

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: bail

1. bail (social) release after a security has been paid

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)free, liberate, loose, release, unloose, unloosen

Verb groupbail

2. bail (possession) deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deliver, fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, render, turn in

3. bail (communication) secure the release of (someone) by providing security

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)guarantee, vouch

Verb groupbail

4. bail (change) empty (a vessel) by bailing

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empty

Verb groupbail

5. bail (change) remove (water) from a vessel with a container

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Verb groupbail

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