bail below

bail to the sheriff or bail below
Persons who undertake that a defendant arrested upon mesne process in a civil action shall duly appear to answer the plaintiff; such undertaking being in the form of a bond given to the sheriff, termed a "bail bond" (q.v.). 3 Bl.Comm. 290. Sureties who bind themselves to the sheriff to secure the defendant's appearance, or his putting in bail to the action on the return-day of the writ.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • bail below — Bail on the mesne process of civil arrest, otherwise known as special bail, for the appearance of the principal in court on the return day of the writ. 8 Am J2d Bail § 1 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bail below — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : bail given by two sureties to the sheriff for the due appearance of the defendant 2. : a mere form with imaginary persons as sureties used as a method of entering the appearance of the defendant in civil actions called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bail to the sheriff or bail below — Persons who undertake that a defendant arrested upon mesne process in a civil action shall duly appear to answer the plaintiff; such undertaking being in the form of a bond given to the sheriff, termed a bail bond (q.v.). 3 Bl.Comm. 290. Sureties …   Black's law dictionary

  • bail to the sheriff — or bail below Persons who undertake that a defendant arrested upon mesne process in a civil action shall duly appear to answer the plaintiff; such undertaking being in the form of a bond given to the sheriff, termed a bail bond (q.v.). 3 Bl.Comm …   Black's law dictionary

  • below — Inferior; of inferior jurisdiction, or jurisdiction in the first instance. The court from which a cause is removed for review is called the court below. Preliminary; auxiliary or instrumental. Bail to the sheriff has been called bail below, as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bail — Noun: The means of procuring the release from custody of a person charged with a criminal offense or with debt by assuring his future appearance in court and compelling him to remain within the jurisdiction. Manning v State, 190 Okla 65, 120 P2d… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bail to the action or bail above — See special bail, below …   Black's law dictionary

  • below — Inferior, as the court below; under; in a position of lower rank; physically lower. See bail below …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bail-out — see ↑bail out below. • • • Main Entry: ↑bail * * * bail|out or bail out «BAYL OWT», noun. 1. the action of bailing out of an aircraft. 2. an emergency rescue or relief, as through financial aid: »It [a country] presumably depends on another… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bail — Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and be guilty of the crime of… …   Wikipedia

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