Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Capable of being bailed; admitting of ball ; authorizing or requiring bail. A bailable action is one in which the defendant cannot be released from arrest except on furnishing bail. Bailable process ls such as requires the officer to take bail, after arresting the defendant. A bailable offense is one for which the prisoner may be admitted to bail.