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[beyl-muh nt]
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noun Law.
  1. 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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  1. contract law a contractual delivery of goods in trust to a person for a specific purpose
  2. criminal law the act of granting bail
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