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  1. [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"
    Synonyms: bond, bond

  2. [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"

  3. [verb] release after a security has been paid

  4. [verb] deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period

  5. [verb] secure the release of (someone) by providing security

  6. [verb] empty (a vessel) by bailing

  7. [verb] remove (water) from a vessel with a container


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