bail above

noun

: bail given by a defendant after appearing in court as a guarantee that the defendant will satisfy the judgment of the court in damages, debt, or costs or failing to do so surrender himself or herself in person to the court

called also bail to the action, special bail

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bail above was in 1788

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“Bail above.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bail%20above. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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