Meaning of bailment in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbeɪlm(ə)nt/


  • An act of delivering goods to a bailee for a particular purpose, without transfer of ownership.

    ‘a contract of hire is a species of bailment’
    • ‘Was the bailment ended when the pallets were delivered to Alba's customers?’
    • ‘This seems to be the case where the bailment is revocable by the bailor at his pleasure either unconditionally or upon a condition which he may satisfy at will.’
    • ‘The document that Maple City received was a bailment form.’
    • ‘A bailment requires the producer to exercise due care toward the goods held.’
    • ‘A deposit of money is not confined to a bailment of specific currency to be returned in specie.’