Common bail

COMMON BAIL. The formal entry of fictitious sureties in the proper office of the court, which is called filing common bail to the action. See Bail.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Common bail applicants, especially from the weaker sections of society, languish in jail for several months or years together before their bail or appeal comes up for hearing in the "regular course".