common bail

Fictitious sureties formally entered in the proper office of the court.
See bail common, above.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • 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 — 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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  • Bail bondsman — A bail bond agent, or bondsman, is any person or corporation which will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court. Although banks, insurance companies and other similar institutions… …   Wikipedia

  • bail common — At common law a fictitious proceeding, intended only to express the appearance of a defendant, in cases where special bail is not required. It is put in in the same form as special bail, but the sureties are merely nominal or imaginary persons,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Bail above — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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