bail bond

Definition of "bail bond"
  1. A financial agreement made by a defendant and a bondsman to secure the defendant's appearance at court, with collateral and a non-refundable fee usually involved; failure to appear might force the bondsman to pay the entire bail or liquidate the collateral
How to use "bail bond" in a sentence
  1. When arrested, John opted for a bail bond to ensure his release until the trial date.
  2. The bail bondsman paid the court a bail bond so that the arrested individual could go free until the hearing.
  3. After missing a court hearing, the bondsman had to apprehend the offender to avoid paying the whole bail bond.

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