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bail

noun [U] (MONEY)    /beɪl/
an amount of money that a person who has been accused of a crime pays to a law court so that they can be released until their trial . The payment is a way of making certain that the person will return to court for trial : He was released / remanded on bail (of $100,000). Because of a previous conviction , the judge refused to grant bail (= allow the accused person to be released ). Her parents have agreed to put up/ stand (US post ) (= pay ) bail for her.Court cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of bail noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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