bailor

[bey-ler, bey-lawr]
noun
a person who delivers personal property in bailment.

Origin:
1595–1605; bail1 + -or2

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bailor (ˈbeɪlə, beɪˈlɔː)
 
n
contract law a person who retains ownership of goods but entrusts possession of them to another under a bailment

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Tax liability is that of the bailor, or of the bailee if the bailor has not paid the tax.
Such a deviation from the terms of a bailment is theft only if it is done with the requisite purpose to deprive the bailor.
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