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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. bailnoun

    security, surety

  2. bailnoun

    handle (of a pail, &c.)

  3. bailverb

    admit to bail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bailnoun

    security, surety, vadium

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bail":

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

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  1. Jason Hopkins:

    The Vera Institute of Justice is a behemoth progressive nonprofit based out of New York City with well over a $140 million budget, which they use to fund a slate of progressive causes and initiatives across the country, whether that be criminal justice reform, bail reform and also immigration.

  2. Marie VanNostrand:

    The number of people being arrested now who have pending cases -- which is what the mayor is referencing -- has in fact increased. Now, the causes of that aren't necessarily clear, the mayor made some reference to bail reform... We also know that cases are going on longer because of the pandemic court closures and those types of things. So there's certainly potentially competing causal factors.

  3. Julie Rendelman:

    It looks like they just screwed up, they dropped the ball, it really is that simple. I don't think it speaks to bail reform.

  4. Colin Jones:

    I would expect it to be more difficult for foreign defendants to get bail.

  5. John Fetterman:

    I really have been enjoying watching Larry Krasner, your new district attorney, take some commonsense approaches, like getting rid of police officers that shouldn't be testifying, decriminalizing possessions of marijuana, refusing to prosecute those kind of crimes, reducing or eliminating cash bail on a lot of different offenses.

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