- a formal document that gives bail for someone to be released from custody.
Origin of bail bond
Examples from the Web for bail bond
Historical Examples of 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