phonetic symbol: / béɪl / 

bail - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ 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

[ noun ]
■ (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
bail bond , bond

[ verb ]
■ remove (water) from a vessel with a container

[ verb ]
■ empty (a vessel) by bailing

[ verb ]
■ secure the release of (someone) by providing security

[ verb ]
■ deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period

[ verb ]
■ release after a security has been paid

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