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English definition of “bail”

bail

noun [U]     /beɪl/
LAW money that someone agrees to pay to a court so that a person who has been accused of a crime can remain free until their trial . If the person does not appear at the trial , the court keeps the money : The Court of Appeals let him remain free on bail during the appeal of his conviction . I agreed to stand bail for him (= pay the bail). Bail was set at £20,000.
(Definition of bail noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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