bailment

[beyl-muh nt]
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noun Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. bailey, liberty hyde,
  2. bailie,
  3. bailiff,
  4. bailiwick,
  5. baillie,
  6. bailor,
  7. bailout,
  8. bailsman,
  9. baily,
  10. baily's beads

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

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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