Bail"ment (?), n.
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 1913.