Associations to the word «Bail»


BAIL, noun. Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
BAIL, noun. (legal) (UK) Release from imprisonment on payment of such money.
BAIL, noun. (legal) (UK) The person providing such payment.
BAIL, noun. A bucket or scoop used for removing water from a boat etc.
BAIL, noun. (obsolete) Custody; keeping.
BAIL, verb. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail.
BAIL, verb. (legal) To release a person under such guarantee.
BAIL, verb. (legal) To hand over personal property to be held temporarily by another as a bailment.
BAIL, verb. (nautical) (transitive) To remove (water) from a boat by scooping it out.
BAIL, verb. (nautical) (transitive) To remove water from (a boat) by scooping it out.
BAIL, verb. To set free; to deliver; to release.
BAIL, verb. (slang) To exit quickly.
BAIL, verb. (informal) To fail to meet a commitment.
BAIL, noun. A hoop, ring or handle (especially of a kettle or bucket).
BAIL, noun. A stall for a cow (or other animal) (usually tethered with a semi-circular hoop).
BAIL, noun. A hinged bar as a restraint for animals, or on a typewriter.
BAIL, noun. (chiefly Australia and New Zealand) A frame to restrain a cow during milking or feeding.
BAIL, noun. A hoop, ring, or other object used to connect a pendant to a necklace.
BAIL, noun. (cricket) One of the two wooden crosspieces that rest on top of the stumps to form a wicket.
BAIL, noun. (furniture) Normally curved handle suspended between sockets as a drawer pull. This may also be on a kettle or pail, as the wire bail handle shown in the drawing.
BAIL, verb. To secure the head of a cow during milking.
BAIL, verb. (rare) To confine.
BAIL, verb. (Australia) (New Zealand) To secure (a cow) by placing its head in a bail for milking.
BAIL, verb. (Australia) (New Zealand) To keep (a traveller) detained in order to rob them; to corner (a wild animal); loosely, to detain, hold up. (Usually with up.)
BAIL BANDIT, noun. (informal) A criminal who commits further crimes while released on bail.
BAIL BANDITS, noun. Plural of bail bandit
BAIL BOND, noun. (US) A surety, used to obtain the release of a criminal defendant who has been required to give bail.
BAIL BONDS, noun. Plural of bail bond
BAIL BONDSMAN, noun. A person who provides bail bonds, and takes responsibility for the court appearances of the persons to whom such bonds are issued.
BAIL BONDSMEN, noun. Plural of bail bondsman
BAIL JUMPING, noun. Not appearing when and where required to do so as a condition of bail.
BAIL OUT, verb. (transitive) To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
BAIL OUT, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out.
BAIL OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
BAIL OUT, verb. (intransitive) (with of) To exit an aircraft while in flight.
BAIL OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (slang) (with of) To leave (or not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable.
BAIL OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (colloquial) (with of) To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc.
BAIL OUT, verb. (intransitive) (with of) To make a unscheduled voluntary termination of an underwater dive, usually implying the use of an alternative breathing gas supply.
BAIL OUT ON, verb. To abandon, or stop supporting someone or something.

Dictionary definition

BAIL, noun. (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".
BAIL, noun. 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".
BAIL, verb. Release after a security has been paid.
BAIL, verb. Deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period.
BAIL, verb. Secure the release of (someone) by providing security.
BAIL, verb. Empty (a vessel) by bailing.
BAIL, verb. Remove (water) from a vessel with a container.

Wise words

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