bailpiece

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

bail entry 1 + piece

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bailpiece was in 1768

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“Bailpiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailpiece. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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