bail

To procure release of one charged with an offense by insuring his future attendance in court and compelling him to remain within jurisdiction of court. Manning v. State ex rel. Williams, 190 Okl. 65, 120 P.2d 980, 981.
To deliver the defendant to persons who, in the manner prescribed by law, become security for his appearance in court. To set at liberty a person arrested or imprisoned, on security being taken for his appearance on a day and a place certain, which security is called "bail," because the party arrested or imprisoned is delivered into the hands of those who bind themselves for his forthcoming.
See also release on own recognizance. The object of "bail" in civil cases is either directly or indirectly to secure payment of a debt or performance of other civil duties, while in criminal cases object is to secure appearance of principal before the court when his presence is needed. Johnson v. Shaffer, 64 Ohio App. 236, 28 N.E.2d 765, 767.
In its more ancient signification, the word includes the delivery of property, real or personal, by one person to another.
See also civil bail
bail, n
Monetary amount for or condition of pretrial release from custody, normally set by a judge at the initial appearance. The purpose of bail is to ensure the return of the accused at subsequent proceedings. If the accused is unable to make bail, or otherwise unable to be released on his or her own recognizance, he or she is detained in custody. The Eighth Amendment (U.S. Const.) provides that excessive bail shall not be required. The surety or sureties who procure the release of a person under arrest, by becoming responsible for his appearance at the time and place designated. Those persons who become sureties for the appearance of the defendant in court
@ bail absolute
Sureties whose liability is conditioned upon the failure of the principal to duly account for money coming to his hands as administrator, guardian, etc
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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