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Public Official Bond

Definition of "Public official bond"

Type of surety bond that guarantees the performance of public officials. Public officials are responsible for a broad range of property including fees that they collect, money that they handle, and bank accounts that they oversee. They may also be held responsible for misdeeds that result in a loss of public funds by those they supervise. In some cases coverage is available for an entire group of employees under a public employees blanket bond.

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