a person to whom personal property is delivered in bailment.
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How to use bailee in a sentence
In many cases the bailee is not required to return the specific property, but other property of the same kind and quality.
For example, if it were a kicking horse, he should warn the bailee to keep away from his legs.
A bailee who was a cold storage keeper, stated in his receipt "all damage to property is at the owner's risk."
A bailee received some cheese and gave a receipt slating that it was to be kept at the owner's risk of loss from water.
And if the bailee is a finder who has bestowed labor on the article found in good faith, the same rule applies.
British Dictionary definitions for bailee
contract law a person to whom the possession of goods is transferred under a bailment
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