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Bail bond

Bail bond \Bail" bond`\ (b[=a]l" b[o^]nd`). (Law)

  1. A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his surety, to insure the prisoner's appearance in court, at the return of the writ.

  2. Special bail in court to abide the judgment.

bail bond

n. (context US English) A surety, used to obtain the release of a criminal defendant who has been required to give bail.

bail bond

n. (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, bond]

Usage examples of "bail bond".

The court kept the whole ball of wax, the entire bail bond amount.

I trusted a lawyer to return the money he knew I'd put up in good faith for a bail bond, and he has kept it.

Mancuso had posted a bail bond via the Vincent Plum Bonding Company, insuring his release from jail and returning him to the bosom of polite society.

He threw parties for under-privileged kids and operated his bail bond business at a loss.

He threw parties for underprivileged kids and operated his bail bond business at a loss.

If he or his attorney will step up here, the bail bond will be refunded.

He's got a loan shop down on Parker Street, does a lot of bail bond business, handles most of the burg's hot stuff, so they tell me, and is pretty thick with Noonan, the chief of police.

Florida Grange, Attorney at Law, was between it and a bail bond office.