bailment

[ beyl-muhnt ]
/ ˈbeɪl mənt /

noun Law.

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

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Origin of bailment

1545–55; earlier bailement<Anglo-French; Old French baillement.See bail1, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for bailment

bailment
/ (ˈbeɪlmənt) /

noun

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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