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Webster 1913 Edition


Bailment

Bail′ment

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Noun.
1.
(Law)
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.
Dalton.
2.
(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.
Blackstone.
☞ In a general sense it is sometimes used as comprehending all duties in respect to property.
Story.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bailment

BA'ILMENT

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Noun.
[from bail.]
A delivery of goods, in trust, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed.

Definition 2022


bailment

bailment

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bailment (plural bailments)

  1. (obsolete) Bail.
  2. (law) 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.

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