[beyl-muh nt]

noun Law.

the delivery of personal property returnable to the bailor after being held for some purpose.

Origin of bailment

1545–55; earlier bailement < Anglo-French; Old French baillement. See bail1, -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bailment



contract law a contractual delivery of goods in trust to a person for a specific purpose
criminal law the act of granting bail
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