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Bail, subst., 1) the person or persons who procure the release of a prisoner from custody, by becoming surety for his appearance in court: “your good worship will be my b.” Meas. III, 2, 77. “fetch my b.” All's V, 3, 296. “call in my sons to be my b.” H6B V, 1, 111. H6B V, 1, 111 Tit. II, 3, 295.
2) the security given: “that fell arrest without all b.” Sonn. 74, 2. “I cry b.” Meas. III, 2, 44. “till I give thee b.” Err. IV, 1, 80. “I sent you money to be your b.” V, 382. “I'll put in b.” All's V, 3, 286. “to deny their b.” H6B V, 1, 123.
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