Definition of bail

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • bail is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • bail is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • bail is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of bail


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

    Examples

    1. the judge set bail at $10,000

    Synonyms

    1. bail bond
    2. bond
  • deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period (verb)
  • empty (a vessel) by bailing (verb)
  • release after a security has been paid (verb)
  • remove (water) from a vessel with a container (verb)
  • secure the release of (someone) by providing security (verb)
  • 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) (noun)

    Examples

    1. he is out on bail

See definition of bail in Merriam Webster

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