What does BAIL TO THE SHERIFF, OR BAIL BELOW mean?

BAIL TO THE SHERIFF, OR BAIL BELOW meaning in Law Dictionary

used. Persons who tackle that a defendant arrested upon mesne procedure in a civil action shall duly seem to answer the plaintiff; these types of undertaking being in the fonn of a bond directed at the sheriff, termed a "bail- bond," (?. v.) 3 Bl. Comm. 290; 1 Tidd, Pr. 221.