Definition of Bailment

1. Noun. The delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee.

Generic synonyms: Delivery, Legal Transfer, Livery
Derivative terms: Bail



Definition of Bailment

1. n. The action of bailing a person accused.

Definition of Bailment

1. Noun. (obsolete) Bail. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The handing over of control over, or possession of, personal property by one person, the bailor, to another, the bailee, for a specific purpose upon which the parties have agreed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bailment

1. the act of bailing [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailment

bailies
bailiff
bailiffs
bailiffship
bailiffships
bailiffwick
bailiffwicks
bailing
bailing out
bailiwick
bailiwicks
bailli
baillie
baillies
baillis
bailment (current term)
bailments
bailor
bailors
bailout
bailouts
bailpiece
bailpieces
bails
bails out
bailsman
bailsmen
bain
bain-marie
baing

Literary usage of Bailment

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

1. Handbook on the Law of Bailments and Carriers by Armistead Mason Dobie (1914)
"TERMINATION OF bailment 30. bailments for the sole benefit of the bailor may ... (a) By performance of the bailment purpose, or expiration of the time for ..."

2. Business Law: A Working Manual of Every-day Law by Thomas Conyngton (1920)
"By the act of the parties, as an agreement between them to end the bailment, or where by the nature of the bailment or the terms of the bailment either ..."

3. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"This point is made manifest in the better definitions of bailment. ... 1 Says Professor Hammond, " a bailment may be said to exist whenever the possession ..."

4. Handbook of the Law of Trusts by George Gleason Bogert (1921)
"bailment 8. A bailment differs from a trust— (a) In the nature of the rights of the person intrusted with the property, the bailee having no title to the ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William Hardcastle Browne (1894)
"bailment. bailment Defined. bailment is a delivery of goods in trust, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be duly executed, ..."

6. Commercial Law by Darwin Curtis Gano, Samuel Colin Williams (1904)
"him to drive a horse for exercise, to milk a cow, etc., but the profits derived from the use of the animal in this class of bailment go to the bailor. ..."

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