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bail bondnoun [C]

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LAW a ​documentstating that an ​amount of ​money has been ​paid to ​allow a ​person who has been ​accused of a ​crime to remain ​free until the ​trial. If the ​person does not appear at the ​trial, the ​courtkeeps the ​money: His ​lawyerappealed and the ​bailbond he had already ​signedmeant he was ​free to go.
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