Definition of bailpiece

1 : a certificate formerly issued to the surety attesting the surety's act of offering bail
2 : a warrant issued to the surety upon which the surety may arrest the person who has been bailed

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First Known Use of bailpiece

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bailpiece

bail entry 1 + piece

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“Bailpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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