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bail 1

 (bāl)
n.
1. Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
2. Release from imprisonment provided by the payment of such money.
3. A person who provides this security.
tr.v. bailed, bail·ing, bails
1. To secure the release of by providing security.
2. To release (a person) for whom security has been paid.
3. Informal To extricate from a difficult situation: always bailing you out of trouble.
Idioms:
jump/skip bail
To fail to appear in court and so forfeit one's bail.
make bail
To secure enough money or property to pay the amount of one's bail.

[Middle English, custody, from Old French, from baillier, to take charge of, from Latin bāiulāre, to carry a load, from bāiulus, carrier of a burden.]

bail′er n.

bail 2

 (bāl)
v. bailed, bail·ing, bails
v.tr.
1. To remove (water) from a boat by repeatedly filling a container and emptying it over the side.
2. To empty (a boat) of water by bailing.
v.intr.
1. To empty a boat of water by bailing.
2. To parachute from an aircraft; eject. Often used with out: bailed out of the damaged airplane at the last possible moment.
3. To abandon a project or enterprise. Often used with out: The investors bailed out when it looked as though the company was going to be unprofitable.
n.
A container used for emptying water from a boat.

[From Middle English baille, bucket, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *bāiula, water container, from Latin bāiulāre, to carry a load.]

bail′er n.

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bail3
covered wagon

bail 3

 (bāl)
n.
1. The arched hooplike handle of a container, such as a pail.
2. An arch or hoop, such as one of those used to support the top of a covered wagon.
3. A hinged bar on a typewriter that holds the paper against the platen.
4. The pivoting U-shaped part of a fishing reel that guides the line onto the spool during rewinding.
5. A small loop, usually of metal, attached to a pendant to enable it to be strung on a necklace or bracelet.

[Middle English beil, perhaps from Old English *bēgel or of Scandinavian origin; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.]

bail 4

 (bāl)
n.
1. Chiefly British A pole or bar used to confine or separate animals.
2. Sports One of the two crossbars that form the top of a wicket used in the game of cricket.

[Old French dialectal, probably from Latin baculum, stick; see bacillus.]

bail

(beɪl) law
n
1. (Law) a sum of money by which a person is bound to take responsibility for the appearance in court of another person or himself or herself, forfeited if the person fails to appear
2. (Law) the person or persons so binding themselves; surety
3. (Law) the system permitting release of a person from custody where such security has been taken: he was released on bail.
4. (Law) jump bail formal forfeit bail to fail to appear in court to answer to a charge
5. (Law) stand bail go bail to act as surety (for someone)
vb (tr)
(Law) (often foll by out) to release or obtain the release of (a person) from custody, security having been made
[C14: from Old French: custody, from baillier to hand over, from Latin bāiulāre to carry burdens, from bāiulus carrier, of obscure origin]

bail

(beɪl) or

bale

vb
(Nautical Terms) (often foll by out) to remove (water) from (a boat)
[C13: from Old French baille bucket, from Latin bāiulus carrier]
ˈbailer, ˈbaler n

bail

(beɪl)
n
1. (Cricket) cricket either of two small wooden bars placed across the tops of the stumps to form the wicket
2. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. a partition between stalls in a stable or barn, for horses
b. a portable dairy house built on wheels or skids
3. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ a framework in a cowshed used to secure the head of a cow during milking
[C18: from Old French baile stake, fortification, probably from Latin baculum stick]

bail

(beɪl) or

bale

n
1. the semicircular handle of a kettle, bucket, etc
2. (General Engineering) a semicircular support for a canopy
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a movable bar on a typewriter that holds the paper against the platen
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse beygja to bend]

bail1

(beɪl)
n.
1. property or money given as surety that a person released from legal custody will return at an appointed time.
2. a person who provides bail.
3. the state of release upon being bailed.
v.t.
4. to grant or obtain the liberty of (a person) on security for appearance in court as required.
5. to deliver (goods) for storage, hire, or other special purpose.
6. to assist in escaping a predicament (used with out).
Idioms:
jump bail, to abscond while free on bail.
[1375–1425; late Middle English bayle < Anglo-French bail custody, charge < Old French, derivative of baillier to hand over < Latin bāiulāre to serve as porter, derivative of bāiulus porter]

bail2

(beɪl)

n.
1. the semicircular handle of a kettle or pail.
2. a hooplike support, as for the cover on a Conestoga wagon.
[1400–50; Middle English]

bail3

(beɪl)

v.t.
1. to dip (water) out of a boat, as with a bucket.
2. to clear of water by dipping: to bail out a boat.
v.i.
3. to bail water.
4. bail out,
a. to make a parachute jump from an airplane.
b. to give up on or abandon a difficult situation.
n.
5. a bucket, dipper, or other container used for bailing.
[1425–75; late Middle English bayle < Middle French baille a bucket < Vulgar Latin *bāi(u)la; akin to Latin bāiulus carrier. See bail1]

bail4

(beɪl)

n.
Chiefly Brit. a bar or partition for confining or separating livestock.
[1350–1400; Middle English baile < Old French < Latin bacula sticks]

bail


Past participle: bailed
Gerund: bailing

Imperative
bail
bail
Present
I bail
you bail
he/she/it bails
we bail
you bail
they bail
Preterite
I bailed
you bailed
he/she/it bailed
we bailed
you bailed
they bailed
Present Continuous
I am bailing
you are bailing
he/she/it is bailing
we are bailing
you are bailing
they are bailing
Present Perfect
I have bailed
you have bailed
he/she/it has bailed
we have bailed
you have bailed
they have bailed
Past Continuous
I was bailing
you were bailing
he/she/it was bailing
we were bailing
you were bailing
they were bailing
Past Perfect
I had bailed
you had bailed
he/she/it had bailed
we had bailed
you had bailed
they had bailed
Future
I will bail
you will bail
he/she/it will bail
we will bail
you will bail
they will bail
Future Perfect
I will have bailed
you will have bailed
he/she/it will have bailed
we will have bailed
you will have bailed
they will have bailed
Future Continuous
I will be bailing
you will be bailing
he/she/it will be bailing
we will be bailing
you will be bailing
they will be bailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bailing
you have been bailing
he/she/it has been bailing
we have been bailing
you have been bailing
they have been bailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bailing
you will have been bailing
he/she/it will have been bailing
we will have been bailing
you will have been bailing
they will have been bailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bailing
you had been bailing
he/she/it had been bailing
we had been bailing
you had been bailing
they had been bailing
Conditional
I would bail
you would bail
he/she/it would bail
we would bail
you would bail
they would bail
Past Conditional
I would have bailed
you would have bailed
he/she/it would have bailed
we would have bailed
you would have bailed
they would have bailed

bail


Past participle: bailed
Gerund: bailing

Imperative
bail
bail
Present
I bail
you bail
he/she/it bails
we bail
you bail
they bail
Preterite
I bailed
you bailed
he/she/it bailed
we bailed
you bailed
they bailed
Present Continuous
I am bailing
you are bailing
he/she/it is bailing
we are bailing
you are bailing
they are bailing
Present Perfect
I have bailed
you have bailed
he/she/it has bailed
we have bailed
you have bailed
they have bailed
Past Continuous
I was bailing
you were bailing
he/she/it was bailing
we were bailing
you were bailing
they were bailing
Past Perfect
I had bailed
you had bailed
he/she/it had bailed
we had bailed
you had bailed
they had bailed
Future
I will bail
you will bail
he/she/it will bail
we will bail
you will bail
they will bail
Future Perfect
I will have bailed
you will have bailed
he/she/it will have bailed
we will have bailed
you will have bailed
they will have bailed
Future Continuous
I will be bailing
you will be bailing
he/she/it will be bailing
we will be bailing
you will be bailing
they will be bailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bailing
you have been bailing
he/she/it has been bailing
we have been bailing
you have been bailing
they have been bailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bailing
you will have been bailing
he/she/it will have been bailing
we will have been bailing
you will have been bailing
they will have been bailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bailing
you had been bailing
he/she/it had been bailing
we had been bailing
you had been bailing
they had been bailing
Conditional
I would bail
you would bail
he/she/it would bail
we would bail
you would bail
they would bail
Past Conditional
I would have bailed
you would have bailed
he/she/it would have bailed
we would have bailed
you would have bailed
they would have bailed

bail


Past participle: bailed
Gerund: bailing

Imperative
bail
bail
Present
I bail
you bail
he/she/it bails
we bail
you bail
they bail
Preterite
I bailed
you bailed
he/she/it bailed
we bailed
you bailed
they bailed
Present Continuous
I am bailing
you are bailing
he/she/it is bailing
we are bailing
you are bailing
they are bailing
Present Perfect
I have bailed
you have bailed
he/she/it has bailed
we have bailed
you have bailed
they have bailed
Past Continuous
I was bailing
you were bailing
he/she/it was bailing
we were bailing
you were bailing
they were bailing
Past Perfect
I had bailed
you had bailed
he/she/it had bailed
we had bailed
you had bailed
they had bailed
Future
I will bail
you will bail
he/she/it will bail
we will bail
you will bail
they will bail
Future Perfect
I will have bailed
you will have bailed
he/she/it will have bailed
we will have bailed
you will have bailed
they will have bailed
Future Continuous
I will be bailing
you will be bailing
he/she/it will be bailing
we will be bailing
you will be bailing
they will be bailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bailing
you have been bailing
he/she/it has been bailing
we have been bailing
you have been bailing
they have been bailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bailing
you will have been bailing
he/she/it will have been bailing
we will have been bailing
you will have been bailing
they will have been bailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bailing
you had been bailing
he/she/it had been bailing
we had been bailing
you had been bailing
they had been bailing
Conditional
I would bail
you would bail
he/she/it would bail
we would bail
you would bail
they would bail
Past Conditional
I would have bailed
you would have bailed
he/she/it would have bailed
we would have bailed
you would have bailed
they would have bailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bail - (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trialbail - (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"
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
recognisance, recognizance - (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited
2.bail - 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)bail - 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"
legal system - a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.bail - release after a security has been paidbail - release after a security has been paid
bail - secure the release of (someone) by providing security
free, loose, unloose, unloosen, release, liberate - grant freedom to; free from confinement
2.bail - deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, turn in, deliver, render - to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
3.bail - secure the release of (someone) by providing security
guarantee, vouch - give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products"
bail - release after a security has been paid
4.bail - empty (a vessel) by bailingbail - empty (a vessel) by bailing    
bail - remove (water) from a vessel with a container
empty - make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
5.bail - remove (water) from a vessel with a containerbail - remove (water) from a vessel with a container
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
bail - empty (a vessel) by bailing

bail

1 bale
verb scoop, empty, dip, ladle, drain off We kept her afloat for a couple of hours by bailing frantically.

bail

2
noun (Law) security, bond, guarantee, pledge, warranty, indemnity, surety, guaranty He was freed on bail pending an appeal.
bail out escape, withdraw, get away, retreat, make your getaway, break free or out, make or effect your escape The pilot bailed out safely.
bail something or someone out (Informal) save, help, free, release, aid, deliver, recover, rescue, get out, relieve, liberate, salvage, set free, save the life of, extricate, save (someone's) bacon (Brit. informal) They will discuss how to bail the economy out of its slump.

bail 1

noun
1. Money supplied for the temporary release of an arrested person that guarantees appearance of that person for trial:
2. One who posts bond:

bail 2

verb
To take a substance, as liquid, from a container by plunging the hand or a utensil into it:
dip, lade, ladle, scoop (up).
phrasal verb
bail out
To catapult oneself from a disabled aircraft:
Translations
الصليب الصَّليبُ على رأس قَوْس الكريكيتكَفَالَةكَفالَه
kaucešpalík
kautionoverligger
fianzalibertad bajo fianzafiador
takausmaksu
jamčevina
òverpriktrygging
保釈金
보석
drošības naudagalvojums
kauciapriečny kolík
borgen
การประกันตัว
kefaletkefalet ücretiyatay çubuk
tiền bảo lãnh

bail

1 [beɪl] (Jur)
A. N (Jur) → fianza f
on bailbajo fianza
he's out on bailestá libre bajo fianza
to be released on bailser puesto en libertad bajo fianza
to jump bailfugarse estando bajo fianza
to go or stand bail for sbpagar la fianza de algn
B. VT (Jur) (also bail out) → pagar la fianza de
C. CPD bail bandit N (Brit) persona que comete un delito estando en libertad bajo fianza
bail bond N (US) → fianza f
bail out VT + ADV to bail sb out (Jur) → pagar la fianza de algn (fig) → echar un cable a algn

bail

2 [beɪl] N (Cricket) → palito m corto

bail

3 [beɪl] VT (Naut) → achicar
bail out
A. VI + ADV (Aer) → lanzarse or tirarse en paracaídas
B. VT + ADV (US) = bale out

bail

[ˈbeɪl ˈbeɪl]
n (= sum of money) → caution f (= temporary release) → mise f en liberté provisoire, mise f en liberté sous caution
Bail was denied → La mise en liberté sous caution a été refusée.
to set bail at ...
Bail was set at half a million dollars → La caution a été fixée à un demi million de dollars.
to grant sb bail [+ prisoner] → accorder à qn la mise en liberté provisoire, accorder à qn la mise en liberté sous caution
to be on bail → être en liberté provisoire, être sous caution
to be released on bail → être libéré(e) sous caution
to jump bail → ne pas comparaître au tribunal
vt
[+ prisoner] (also grant bail to) → mettre en liberté sous caution, mettre en liberté provisoire
[+ boat] (also bail out) → écoper
bail out
vt sep
[+ prisoner] → payer la caution de
[+ friend, company] → renflouer
[+ boat] → écoper

bail

:
bail bandit
n (Brit inf) jd, der eine Straftat begeht, während er gegen Kaution freigelassen ist
bail bond
n (US Jur) (= document)Verpflichtungserklärung f; (= money)Kaution f
bail bondsman
n (US Jur) → Kautionsbürge m

bail

1
n (Jur) → Kaution f, → Sicherheitsleistung f (form); to go or stand or put up bail for somebodyfür jdn (die) Kaution stellen or leisten; to grant/refuse baildie Freilassung gegen Kaution bewilligen/verweigern; he was refused bailsein Antrag auf Freilassung gegen Kaution wurde abgelehnt; to be (out) on bailgegen Kaution freigelassen sein; to let somebody out on bailjdn gegen Kaution freilassen

bail

3
n
(Cricket) → Querholz nt
(in stable) → Trennstange f

bail

1 [beɪl] n (Law) → cauzione f
he was granted bail → ha ottenuto la libertà provvisoria su cauzione
to stand bail for sb → rendersi garante di or per qn
to be released on bail → essere rilasciato/a su cauzione
bail out vt + adv (Law) → mettere in libertà provvisoria su cauzione (fig) → tirare fuori dai guai

bail1

(beil) noun
a sum of money which is given to a court of law to get an untried prisoner out of prison until the time of his trial, and which acts as security for his return. bail of $500.
bail out
1. to set (a person) free by giving such money to a court of law. He was bailed out by his father.
2. (American) to parachute from a plane in an emergency.
See also bale out under bale2
.

bail2

(beil) noun
one of the cross-pieces laid on the top of the wicket in cricket.

bail

كَفَالَة kauce kaution Freilassung gegen Kaution εγγύηση fianza takausmaksu caution jamčevina cauzione 保釈金 보석 borgsom kausjon kaucja fiança залог borgen การประกันตัว kefalet tiền bảo lãnh 保释
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If you were not my own son I would dismiss you on the spot; it is a disgrace to have a horse brought to the shop in a condition like that; you are liable to be taken up by the police for such driving, and if you are you need not look to me for bail, for I have spoken to you till I'm tired; you must look out for yourself.
I believe, myself, that they've seen such a knife, for Angelo pictured it out with his pencil too swiftly and handily for him to have been inventing it, and of course I can't swear that they've never had it; but this I'll go bail for--if they had it when they came to this town, they've got it yet.
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Trelawney," said the doctor, "I'll go with you; and I'll go bail for it, so will Jim, and be a credit to the undertaking.
Even if he were not," said the curate, "I will go bail and answer for him that in this matter he will be as silent as a dummy, under pain of paying any penalty that may be pronounced.
Just as the clerk was calling the next case, he rose, and said, "I offer bail.
You may call it by what larned name you please, Judge,” said the hunter, throwing his rifle across his left arm, and knocking up a brass lid in the breech, from which he took a small piece of greased leather and, wrapping a bail in it, forced them down by main strength on the powder, where he continued to pound them while speaking.
Upon finding of this bullet, the examining magistrate refused to listen to any farther testimony, and immediately committed the prisoner for trial-declining resolutely to take any bail in the case, although against this severity Mr.
Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
I'll go bail for it that nothing has ever been written upon this paper.
In that case money is found for his bail or his defence.
We are not to be put in bodily fear, and that ill-conditioned fellow shall be held to bail again.