bail commissioner. 1. A judge empowered to hold an emergency hearing to set bail when a hearing cannot be held during regular court hours. • A bail commissioner does not review other judges’ bail decisions. 2. An officer appointed to take bail bonds. — Also termed commissioner of bail. [Cases: Bail  48. C.J.S. Bail; Release and Detention Pending Proceedings§ 39, 50–53.] 3.Hist. A court-appointed officer who took recognizance of bail in civil cases.

[Blacks Law 8th]