[uncountable] money that somebody agrees to pay if a person accused of a crime does not appear at their trial. When bail has been arranged, the accused person is allowed to go free until the trial. Can anyone put up bail for you? She was released on £2 000 bail. Bail was set at $1 million. He committed another offence while he was out on bail (= after bail had been agreed). The judge granted/refused bail. She jumped/skipped bail(= did not appear at her trial).