browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
bailment

more about bailment

bailment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bailment  \Bail"ment\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  Note:  In  a  general  sense  it  is  sometimes  used  as 
  comprehending  all  duties  in  respect  to  property. 
  --Story. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bailment 
  n  :  the  delivery  of  personal  property  in  trust  by  the  bailor  to 
  the  bailee 




more about bailment