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English definition of “bail bond”

bail bond

noun [C]    
LAW a document stating 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 court keeps the money: His lawyer appealed and the bail bond he had already signed meant he was free to go.
(Definition of bail bond noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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