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[bey-luh-buh l]
adjective Law.
  1. capable of being set free on bail.
  2. admitting of bail:a bailable offense.
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Origin of bailable

First recorded in 1495–1505; bail1 + -able
Related formsnon·bail·a·ble, adjectiveun·bail·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bailable

Historical Examples

  • And take a hint; this affair may be bailable or it may not be.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Yours is not a bailable case and we must have a speedy trial.

    Sons and Fathers

    Harry Stillwell Edwards

  • She was totally ignorant of the bailable nature of her offence, and therefore expected the utmost that can be imagined.

  • As this was a bailable offense, however, Burr was soon at liberty once more.

  • All persons shall be bailable, unless for capital offences, where the proof shall be evident, or the presumption great.

British Dictionary definitions for bailable


adjective law
  1. eligible for release on bail
  2. admitting of baila bailable offence
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