surety bond


: a bond guaranteeing performance of a contract or obligation

Examples of surety bond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ross is being held in the Johnson County Jail in Olathe on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 26 Jan. 2024 He was released on a $20,000 surety bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 24 at New Britain Superior Court. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 12 Jan. 2024 Taylor, who had no previous criminal record, was released on a $5,000 surety bond on her state charges. Beatrice Peterson, ABC News, 5 June 2023 After his extradition to Pinellas County on April 30, Myers was released the same day on a $50,000 surety bond and has an arraignment on May 22. Tracey McManus Tampa Bay Times (tns), al, 15 May 2023 He was released the same day on $11,000 in surety bonds. Doha Madani, NBC News, 9 July 2023 The Mar-a-Lago property manager is released on a $100,000 personal surety bond. Katherine Faulders, ABC News, 10 Aug. 2023 The surety bonds were set during a hearing Friday by Marion Superior Court Judge Charles Miller, who also ordered the officers not to have contact with Whitfield’s parents. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Apr. 2023 According to the Institutes for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, the total surety bonds held for the mines is $178.6 million. Arlyssa D. Becenti, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surety bond was in 1911

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“Surety bond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

surety bond

see bond sense 1a

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