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[bey-lee] /beɪˈli/
noun, Law.
a person to whom personal property is delivered in bailment.
Origin of bailee
1520-30; bail1 + -ee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Since the bailee didn't return the iPod directly to the bailor, the bailment relationship had not terminated.
  • During the recovery of a bailee, a bail bondsman shall have a copy of the relevant recognizance for the bailee.
  • The driver or bailee of the vehicle is aware of the nature of the explosives and has been instructed in emergency procedures.
  • All tests, veterinary examinations, and quarantines shall be at the expense of the owner or bailee of the animals involved.
British Dictionary definitions for bailee


(contract law) a person to whom the possession of goods is transferred under a bailment
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