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This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities.

Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more comprehensive definitions, you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary or to an internet resource.

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Bond
An obligation or a promise given to a court. A bond includes a recognizance.
Administration Bond
A promise with a surety(ies), offered by an application or required by a judge in an estate application filed with the court.
Peace Bond
Person is ordered to keep the peace for a specified period of time on certain conditions.
Surety Bond
A written promise committing someone acting as a surety to pay a named person a set amount if the promise is broken.