Definitions for bailmentˈbeɪl mənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of furnishing bail, as by a bailor.
Origin of bailment:
1545–55; earlier bailement < AF. See bail1, -ment
the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
The handing over of control over, or possession of, personal property by one person, the bailor, to another, the bailee, for a specific purpose upon which the parties have agreed.
the action of bailing a person accused
a delivery of goods or money by one person to another in trust, for some special purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed