Definition of Bailee

1. Noun. The agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered.

Generic synonyms: Agent
Derivative terms: Bail



Definition of Bailee

1. n. The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and a qualified property in them, for the purposes of the trust.

Definition of Bailee

1. Noun. (legal) One who holds bailed property; one who takes possession of the property of another (called a bailor) in order to keep that property safe for the other. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bailee

1. a person to whom property is bailed [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailee

bail bond
bail bonds
bail bondsman
bail bondsmen
bail jumping
bail out
bail out on
bailable
bailaoras
bailaores
bailbond
bailbonds
baile
bailed
bailed out
bailee (current term)
bailees
bailer
bailers
bailey
baileychlore
baileychlores
baileys
bailie
bailies
bailiff
bailiffs
bailiffship
bailiffships
bailiffwick

Literary usage of Bailee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"This special property of the bailee for hire is not, however, of a definite ... Of course the bailee can recover damages for the breach of the contract, ..."

2. Business Law: A Working Manual of Every-day Law by Thomas Conyngton (1920)
"A bailee cannot dispute the title of the bailor. § 550. Duties of the bailee When the bailment is for the sole benefit of the bailor, the bailee is not ..."

3. Handbook on the Law of Bailments and Carriers by Armistead Mason Dobie (1914)
"It is the duty of the bailor to warn the bailee of any hidden defects in the ... The law places upon the bailor the duty of warning the bailee of any hidden ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1887)
"bailee against Third Person.—A bailee may maintain trover against a third person for a conversion of the goods.1 The measure of damages in an action of ..."

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