Bailee



a person to whom personal property is delivered in bailment.
Historical Examples

If it ever came to anything like that, which I don’t think it will, the charge would be embezzlement or perhaps larceny as bailee.
The Financier Theodore Dreiser

It has often been remarked that a servant must be distinguished from a bailee.
The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

In many cases the bailee is not required to return the specific property, but other property of the same kind and quality.
Putnam’s Handy Law Book for the Layman Albert Sidney Bolles

To what extent can a bailee limit his liability by agreement?
Putnam’s Handy Law Book for the Layman Albert Sidney Bolles

It is the old distinction taken in the Marshal’s case that there the bailee has no remedy over.
The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Examples of bailments for the sole benefit of the bailee are loans to the bailee without compensation to the bailor.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

Give an example of a bailment for the mutual benefit of both bailor and bailee.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

Property loaned to a bailee for the latter’s accommodation constitutes a bailment for the sole benefit of the bailee.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

In mutual benefit bailments, the bailee is obliged to exercise ordinary care, and is liable for ordinary negligence.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

This also includes the hiring of a bailee to carry goods from one place to another.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

noun
(contract law) a person to whom the possession of goods is transferred under a bailment

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