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bail bond

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noun
  1. a formal document that gives bail for someone to be released from custody.

Origin of bail bond

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for bail bond

Historical Examples

  • He wanted you to fill a bail-bond, or do something or other, rather than shoot me.

    The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • I know he'll be where he's wanted when the time comes, and if he isn't, the bail-bond will.

  • He signed the bail-bond, but even that he did without saying a word.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • So let your clerk draw out the bail-bond, and I will sign it.

    The Antiquary, Complete

    Sir Walter Scott

  • But when, in 1867, its distinguished author signed the bail-bond of Jefferson Davis, its sale was suddenly checked.


British Dictionary definitions for bail bond

bail bond

noun
  1. a document in which a prisoner and one or more sureties guarantee that the prisoner will attend the court hearing of the charge against him if he is released on bail
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