surety bond

noun

Definition of surety bond

: a bond guaranteeing performance of a contract or obligation

Examples of surety bond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Koeppel is free on a $500 non-surety bond and due at Superior Court in Danbury on August 9, state police said. Hartford Courant, 30 July 2022 He was released on a $15,000 surety bond three days after the attack. Kyler Alvord, PEOPLE.com, 9 May 2022 He was charged with making a terroristic threat and booked into the Denton County Jail on June 25 and was released on June 26 on a $25,000 surety bond. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 2 July 2022 Serafini was released after posting a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on July 21, police said. Hartford Courant, 9 June 2022 Online records show Brown was released from jail later on Wednesday after posting a surety bond of $25,000. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 The court set a $30,000 surety bond for Birdsong, but records indicate Birdsong remains in Marion County's jail. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 16 May 2022 The man, identified as Jewayne Price, 22, has since been released under house arrest and has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor after a judge set a $25,000 surety bond. NBC News, 18 Apr. 2022 Zajonc's bail was set at $25,000, with insurance company bond and surety bond both at $50,000. Mirna Alsharif, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of surety bond

1911, in the meaning defined above

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3 Aug 2022

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“Surety bond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surety%20bond. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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surety bond

Legal Definition of surety bond

— see bond sense 1a

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