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.


⇒ In a general sense it is sometimes used as comprehending all duties in respect to property.



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