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bail sb. (2 not recorded before S.)
1. security given for the release of a prisoner Meas. III. ii. 44, All'sW. V. iii. 290 “I'll put in bail.”
2. person or persons who secure the release of a prisoner by becoming surety for his appearance in court All'sW. V. iii. 300, 2H6 V. i. 111 “Sirrah, call in my sons to be my bail.”
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