Bail Bond

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Bail-bond

Meaning of Bail-bond

A bond with sureties entered into by a defendant to a sheriff, on arrest upon a writ of capias ad respondendum, conditioned for the defendant”s appearance within the required period ; upon which he was entitled to discharge. See Arrest

Related Entries of Bail-bond in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Bail-bond in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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What does Bail Bond mean in American Law?

The definition of Bail Bond in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

The bond, i.e., formal undertaking to pay a sum of money, issued by a defendant or another on his behalf, so that the defendant might be admitted to bail. Very frequently the bail bond is accompanied by a pledge of money or property (or a lien thereon) deposited to secure the obligation; this is sometimes called a “cash bail bond,” or “secured bail bond” to distinguish it from a mere unsecured undertaking to pay upon the defendant”s nonappearance. When this unsecured bond is executed by the defendant alone, it begins to approach a release on own recognizance.

Meaning of Bail Bond in the U.S. Legal System

Definition of Bail Bond published by the National Association for Court Management: An obligation signed by the accused to secure his or her presence at the trial. This obligation means that the accused may lose money by not properly appearing for the trial. Often referred to simply as bond.

Bail bond in Maritime Law

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See “bail” (see this legal maritime term in this international legal dictionary).

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