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bailment

[beyl-muh nt] /ˈbeɪl mənt/
noun, Law.
1.
the delivery of personal property returnable to the bailor after being held for some purpose.
Origin of bailment
1545-1555
1545-55; earlier bailement < Anglo-French; Old French baillement. See bail1, -ment
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bailment

/ˈbeɪlmənt/
noun
1.
(contract law) a contractual delivery of goods in trust to a person for a specific purpose
2.
(criminal law) the act of granting bail
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