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Synonyms for bail

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. bail

    The first four words agree in denoting something given or deposited as an assurance of something to be given, paid, or done. An earnest is of the same kind as that to be given, a portion of it delivered in advance, as when part of the purchase-money is paid, according to the common expression, "to bind the bargain." A pledge or security may be wholly different in kind from that to be given or paid, and may greatly exceed it in value. Security may be of real or personal property — anything of sufficient value to make the creditor secure; a pledge is always of personal property or chattels. Every pawnshop contains unredeemed pledges; land, merchandise, bonds, etc., are frequently offered and accepted as security. A person may become security or surety for another's payment of a debt, appearance in court, etc.; in the latter case, he is said to become bail for that person; the person accused gives bail for himself. Gage survives only as a literary word, chiefly in certain phrases; as, "the gage of battle."

    earnest, gage, pledge, security, surety

    Security for the payment of a debt; security to the state, for the prisoner, in the sum of a thousand dollars.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bail, bail bond, bondnoun

    (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"

    bond certificate, bond paper, adherence, bail bond, chemical bond, shackle, adhesiveness, hamper, alliance, adhesion, trammel, bond, attachment

  2. bailverb

    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 bond, bond

  3. bailverb

    release after a security has been paid

  4. bailverb

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

  5. bailverb

    secure the release of (someone) by providing security

  6. bailverb

    empty (a vessel) by bailing

  7. bailverb

    remove (water) from a vessel with a container

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bailnoun

    security, surety

  2. bailnoun

    handle (of a pail, &c.)

  3. bailverb

    admit to bail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bailnoun

    security, surety, vadium

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bail":

    surety, bond, hook, suretyship, guarantor, lease, deposit, kafala, parole

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How to use bail in a sentence?

  1. Michel Moore:

    All the suspects taken into custody are out of custody, either as a result of one juvenile, or the others as a result of bailing out or zero-bail criteria.

  2. California Rep. Maxine Waters:

    They know that we bailed out the big banks and know that we would be putting them at risk one more time to bail them out if we allow them to do this risky derivatives trading.

  3. Bruce Blakeman:

    We want to keep track of everybody who was released because of cashless bail and rearrested because we want to make sure that the public knows what the cashless bail law has done to public safety in the state, quite frankly, almost every law enforcement professional concurs that it has been a cause of an uptick in crime throughout the state.

  4. Senator Johnson:

    I can not support someone for a lifetime appointment that has granted low bail for someone charged with violent felonies.

  5. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen:

    I've heard nothing that would convince me that bail is insufficient.

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