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noun as in money for assurance


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She was arrested and charged with drug possession, violating bail and drug trafficking, court records show.

Collectors can arrest borrowers who miss a court hearing and even keep the bail money.

Dispatch confirmed she was out on bail for drunken driving, police records show, so Harmon asked her to step out of the car.

Iran has repeatedly sentenced journalists to lengthy jail terms but then released them on bail, leaving journalists technically free but silenced by authorities’ ability to summon them at any time.

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Silento was already out on bail for an earlier arrest when the incident happened, prosecutors noted.

A Harvard-educated poet and professor, Linsker was arrested early Sunday morning and released without bail later that day.

Livvix allegedly arrived in Israel a short time after he jumped bail on drug charges.

Women who could afford to make bail started being released every two hours early Wednesday afternoon.

Myers had been out on bail in a gun case, but his family claimed he was unarmed and holding only a sandwich in his hand.

Anderson is out on bail after posting 10 percent of a $150,000 bond.

The bail, a reputable tradesman, with astonishment declared that he never was in a gaol in his life.

I had taken the doctor to see him, got him out on sick leave, and when he was put back again gave bail for him.

We are requiring heavy bail and asking for imprisonment in the penitentiary in case of conviction.

The accompanying sketch shows how I arranged a hook, fastened over the collar of the pump, to take the bail of the bucket.

In the mean time the canoe sprung a leak, and we found it impossible to bail out the water as fast as it came in.

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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bail, such as: bond, warrant, collateral, guarantee, pawn, and pledge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.