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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bail (French, bailler).
To deliver up.   1
   Common bail or bail below. A bail given to the sheriff, after arresting a person, to guarantee that the defendant will appear in court at any day and time the court demands.   2
   Special bail or bail above, consists of persons who undertake to satisfy all claims made on the defendant, and to guarantee his rendering himself up to justice when required.   3
   Bail. (See LEG-BAIL.)   4
   To bail up. To disarm before robbing, to force to throw up the arms. (Australian.)   5

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