Bail

(French, bailler). To deliver up.

Common bail
or bail below. A bail given to the sheriff, after arresting a person, to guarantee that the defendant will appear in court at any day and time the court demands. Special bail or bail above, consists of persons who undertake to satisfy all claims made on the defendant, and to guarantee his rendering himself up to justice when required.

Bail.
(See Leg-bail)

To bail up.
To disarm before robbing, to force to throw up the arms. (Australian.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Bail from Fact Monster:

  • bail - bail bail, in law, procurement of release from prison of a person awaiting trial or an appeal, by ...
  • Dublin, city, Republic of Ireland - Dublin Dublin, Irish Baile Átha Cliath, county borough (1991 pop. 915,516), Leinster, ...
  • Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (Amendments I to X inclusive, popularly known ...
  • police court - police court police court, court with jurisdiction limited to minor offenses, chiefly the least ...
  • José Greco - Greco, José Greco, José , 1918–2001, Spanish-American dancer and choreographer, ...

Related Content