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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bail  \Bail\,  n.  [OE.  beyl;  cf  Dan.  b["o]ile  an  bending,  ring, 
  hoop,  Sw  b["o]gel,  bygel  and  Icel.  beyla  hump,  swelling, 
  akin  to  E.  bow  to  bend.] 
  1.  The  arched  handle  of  a  kettle,  pail,  or  similar  vessel, 
  usually  movable.  --Forby. 
 
  2.  A  half  hoop  for  supporting  the  cover  of  a  carrier's  wagon, 
  awning  of  a  boat,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bail  \Bail\,  n.  [F.  baille  a  bucket,  pail;  cf  LL  bacula,  dim. 
  of  bacca  a  sort  of  vessel.  Cf  {Bac}.] 
  A  bucket  or  scoop  used  in  bailing  water  out  of  a  boat.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  bail  of  a  canoe  .  .  .  made  of  a  human  skull. 
  --Capt.  Cook. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bail  \Bail\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bailed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bailing}.] 
  1.  To  lade;  to  dip  and  throw;  --  usually  with  out  as  to 
  bail  water  out  of  a  boat. 
 
  Buckets  .  .  .  to  bail  out  the  water.  --Capt.  J. 
  Smith. 
 
  2.  To  dip  or  lade  water  from  --  often  with  out  to  express 
  completeness;  as  to  bail  a  boat. 
 
  By  the  help  of  a  small  bucket  and  our  hats  we  bailed 
  her  out  --R.  H.  Dana, 
  Jr 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bail  \Bail\,  n.  [OF.  bail,  baille.  See  {Bailey}.] 
  1.  (Usually  pl.)  A  line  of  palisades  serving  as  an  exterior 
  defense.  [Written  also  {bayle}.]  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  outer  wall  of  a  feudal  castle.  Hence:  The  space 
  inclosed  by  it  the  outer  court.  --Holinshed. 
 
  3.  A  certain  limit  within  a  forest.  [Eng.] 
 
  4.  A  division  for  the  stalls  of  an  open  stable. 
 
  5.  (Cricket)  The  top  or  cross  piece  (  or  either  of  the  two 
  cross  pieces)  of  the  wicket. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bail  \Bail\,  n.  [OF.  bail  guardian,  administrator,  fr  L. 
  bajulus  See  {Bail}  to  deliver.] 
  1.  Custody;  keeping.  [Obs.] 
 
  Silly  Faunus  now  within  their  bail.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  The  person  or  persons  who  procure  the  release  of  a 
  prisoner  from  the  custody  of  the  officer,  or  from 
  imprisonment,  by  becoming  surely  for  his  appearance  in 
  court. 
 
  The  bail  must  be  real,  substantial  bondsmen. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  A.  and  B.  were  bail  to  the  arrest  in  a  suit  at 
  law.  --Kent. 
  b  The  security  given  for  the  appearance  of  a  prisoner  in 
  order  to  obtain  his  release  from  custody  of  the 
  officer;  as  the  man  is  out  on  bail;  to  go  bail  for 
  any  one 
 
  Excessive  bail  ought  not  to  be  required. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bail  \Bail\,  v.?t.  [OF.  bailler  to  give  to  deliver,  fr  L. 
  bajulare  to  bear  a  burden,  keep  in  custody,  fr  bajulus  ?  who 
  bears  burdens.] 
  1.  To  deliver;  to  release.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ne  none  there  was  to  rescue  her  ne  none  to  bail. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  To  set  free  or  deliver  from  arrest,  or  out  of 
  custody,  on  the  undertaking  of  some  other  person  or 
  persons  that  he  or  they  will  be  responsible  for  the 
  appearance,  at  a  certain  day  and  place  of  the  person 
  bailed. 
 
  Note:  The  word  is  applied  to  the  magistrate  or  the  surety. 
  The  magistrate  bails  (but  admits  to  bail  is  commoner)  a 
  man  when  he  liberates  him  from  arrest  or  imprisonment 
  upon  bond  given  with  sureties.  The  surety  bails  a 
  person  when  he  procures  his  release  from  arrest  by 
  giving  bond  for  his  appearance.  --Blackstone. 
  b  To  deliver,  as  goods  in  trust,  for  some  special  object 
  or  purpose,  upon  a  contract,  expressed  or  implied, 
  that  the  trust  shall  be  faithfully  executed  on  the 
  part  of  the  bailee,  or  person  intrusted;  as  to  bail 
  cloth  to  a  tailor  to  be  made  into  a  garment;  to  bail 
  goods  to  a  carrier.  --Blackstone.  Kent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bail 
  n  :  (criminal  law)  money  that  must  be  forfeited  by  the  bondsman 
  if  an  accused  person  fails  to  appear  in  court  for  trial; 
  "the  judge  set  bail  at  $10,000";  "a  $10,000  bond  was 
  furnished  by  an  alderman"  [syn:  {bail  bond},  {bond}] 
  v  :  deliver  something  in  trust  to  somebody  for  a  special  purpose 
  and  for  a  limited  period 




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