- 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
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.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
He signed the bail-bond, but even that he did without saying a word.Orley Farm
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.
- 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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