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The act of delivering goods or personal property to another in trust.
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1. (Law) contract law a contractual delivery of goods in trust to a person for a specific purpose
2. (Law) criminal law the act of granting bail
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(ˈbeɪl mənt)

the act of furnishing bail, as by a bailor.
[1545–55; earlier bailement < Anglo-French. See bail1, -ment]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bailment - the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
legal transfer, livery, delivery - the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
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