Bailment



the delivery of personal property returnable to the bailor after being held for some purpose.
Historical Examples

This transaction with C constitutes a bailment, in which the bailor does not have title to the property bailed.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

It is a case of bailment,” said he to Rollo, “and the question is, whether you are liable.
Rollo’s Museum Jacob Abbott

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

He may retain possession of the property for the purpose of the bailment.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

What is the consideration in a bailment for the sole benefit of the bailor?
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

What party to a bailment contract has possession of the property?
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

This shows the truth of what I said before, that a great many of the disputes among boys arise from cases of bailment.
Rollo’s Museum Jacob Abbott

If A leaves his watch with B, a jeweler, for repairs, the transaction is a bailment.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

When the period of bailment is ended, the thing bailed must be returned.
Putnam’s Handy Law Book for the Layman Albert Sidney Bolles

If A delivers property to B, a transportation company, to be conveyed to C, the transaction is a bailment.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3 Various

noun
(contract law) a contractual delivery of goods in trust to a person for a specific purpose
(criminal law) the act of granting bail

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