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Meaning of bail

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman
           if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial;
           "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was
           furnished by an alderman" [syn: {bail}, {bail bond},
      2: 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); "he is
         out on bail"
      v 1: release after a security has been paid
      2: deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose
         and for a limited period
      3: secure the release of (someone) by providing security
      4: empty (a vessel) by bailing
      5: remove (water) from a vessel with a container

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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