Webster 1913 Edition
The action of bailing a person accused.
Bailment. . . is the saving or delivery of a man out of prison before he hath satisfied the law.
A delivery of goods or money by one person to another in trust, for some special purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed.
☞ In a general sense it is sometimes used as comprehending all duties in respect to property.
Webster 1828 Edition
A delivery of goods, in trust, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed.