post bail

post bail
post bail
LAW to pay money so that a person who has been accused of committing a crime can be free until their trial: »

He is now free after posting $20,000 bail.

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  • post bail — pay a sum of money as bail I posted bail for him * * * post bail see ↑bail, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑post …   Useful english dictionary

  • post — vt: to put up (as bond) post bail Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. post I …   Law dictionary

  • bail — ▪ I. bail bail 1 [beɪl] noun [uncountable] LAW 1. when someone who has been accused of a crime is allowed to remain free until their court case starts, usually because an amount of money has been given to the court which the court will keep if… …   Financial and business terms

  • Post — Particular place on the floor of an exchange where transactions in stocks listed on the exchange occur. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. post post 1 [pəʊst ǁ poʊst] noun 1. the post especially BrE the official system for sending… …   Financial and business terms

  • post — Particular place on the floor of an exchange where transactions in stocks listed on the exchange occur. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. post post 1 [pəʊst ǁ poʊst] noun 1. the post …   Financial and business terms

  • bail — bail1 [beıl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: keeping someone as a prisoner , from baillier to deliver, keep as a prisoner , from Medieval Latin bajulare to control , from Latin bajulus someone who carries loads ] 1.) [U] money left with …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • post — post1 W3S3 [pəust US poust] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(job)¦ 2¦(postal system)¦ 3¦(letters)¦ 4¦(collection/delivery)¦ 5¦(piece of wood/metal)¦ 6¦(football/hockey etc)¦ 7¦(newspaper)¦ 8¦(soldier/guard etc)¦ 9 border/military/customs/police post …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • post — post1 W3S3 [pəust US poust] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(job)¦ 2¦(postal system)¦ 3¦(letters)¦ 4¦(collection/delivery)¦ 5¦(piece of wood/metal)¦ 6¦(football/hockey etc)¦ 7¦(newspaper)¦ 8¦(soldier/guard etc)¦ 9 border/military/customs/police post …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bail — I UK [beɪl] / US noun Word forms bail : singular bail plural bails * 1) a) [uncountable] legal money that is given to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison until their trial. If they do not return for the trial, the court keeps… …   English dictionary

  • bail out — I parachute; get out of; help, aid, bankroll. See aid, escape. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To post bond for] Syn. release, give security for, post bail for, assure, underwrite, guarantee, warrant, insure, deliver, go bail for*, spring*. 2. [To help in …   English dictionary for students

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