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Skip bail

DEFINITION

Run away from a judicial court appearance. Escape before a court case occurs, usually because you know you will lose the court case and go to jail.¬† In U.S. law, bail is often offered for a fee, rather than sit in jail before a court case. It can also be loosely in reference anytime someone doesn’t appear at an important event.

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