bail below

noun

Definition of bail below

1 : bail given by two sureties to the sheriff for the due appearance of the defendant
2 : a mere form with imaginary persons as sureties used as a method of entering the appearance of the defendant in civil actions

called also common bail

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First Known Use of bail below

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bail below.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bail%20below. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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