1. bail, bail bond, bond, recognizance, recognisance

usage: (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"

2. bail, legal system

usage: 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"


1. bail, free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose

usage: release after a security has been paid

2. bail, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, render

usage: deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period

3. bail, guarantee, vouch

usage: secure the release of (someone) by providing security

4. bail, empty

usage: empty (a vessel) by bailing

5. bail, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove (water) from a vessel with a container

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