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 n.— «Critics say his case underscores another failing in the system: that sureties are rarely held to account and ordered to forfeit their money. When the Crown does demand payment—a process called estreatment—the amount is often reduced by a judge.» —“Bail ruling under attack” by Betsy Powell Toronto Star (Canada) Aug. 15, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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