bail to the sheriff or 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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