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BAIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bail mean? 

BAIL (noun)
  The noun BAIL has 2 senses:

1. (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
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)

  Familiarity information: BAIL used as a noun is rare.


BAIL (verb)
  The verb BAIL has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: BAIL used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BAIL (noun)


Sense 1bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

bail; bail bond; bond

Context examples:

the judge set bail at $10,000 / a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman

Hypernyms ("bail" is a kind of...):

recognisance; recognizance ((law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited)

Domain category:

criminal law (the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment)


Sense 2bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he is out on bail

Hypernyms ("bail" is a kind of...):

legal system (a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


BAIL (verb)


Sense 1bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release after a security has been paid

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "bail" is one way to...):

free; liberate; loose; release; unloose; unloosen (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "bail" is one way to...):

deliver; fork out; fork over; fork up; get in; hand over; render; turn in (to surrender someone or something to another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Secure the release of (someone) by providing security

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "bail" is one way to...):

guarantee; vouch (give surety or assume responsibility)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Empty (a vessel) by bailing

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "bail" is one way to...):

empty (make void or empty of contents)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5bail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove (water) from a vessel with a container

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "bail" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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