How to Pronounce bail?

Correct pronunciation for the word "bail" is [bˈe͡ɪl], [bˈe‍ɪl], [b_ˈeɪ_l].

"Bail" in context

Bail is an important legal step taken when accused of a crime. Bail is the defendant's promise that he or she will appear for all hearings relating to the case. The purpose of bail is to protect citizens from being arrested and jailed until guilty of their alleged crimes. Bail provides an opportunity for the accused to prepare for the case.

Bail is usually set by a judge or magistrate. The bail amount is influenced by the severity of the crime the accused is facing, his or her criminal record, and the likelihood of flight.


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