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Forthcoming bond. 1. A bond guaranteeing that something will be produced or forthcoming at a particular time, or when called for. 2. A bond (usually given to a sheriff) to permit a person to repossess attached property in exchange for that person’s commitment to surrender the property in the event of an adverse judgment; specifically, a bond required of a defendant as a condition of retaining possession of a chattel in an attachment or replevin action, whereby the surety agrees to surrender the chattel and to pay its value if the plaintiff wins the lawsuit. Also termed delivery bond. Cf. replevin bond. [Cases: Attachment]