bailor

[ bey-ler, bey-lawr ]
/ ˈbeɪ lər, beɪˈlɔr /
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noun

a person who delivers personal property in bailment.

Nearby words

  1. bailie,
  2. bailiff,
  3. bailiwick,
  4. baillie,
  5. bailment,
  6. bailout,
  7. bailsman,
  8. baily,
  9. baily's beads,
  10. bain-marie

Origin of bailor

First recorded in 1595–1605; bail1 + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for bailor

bailor

/ (ˈbeɪlə, beɪˈlɔː) /

noun

contract law a person who retains ownership of goods but entrusts possession of them to another under a bailment
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