bail·​or bā-ˈlȯr How to pronounce bailor (audio)
variants or bailer
: a person who delivers personal property to another in trust

Examples of bailor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Precedents from the 17th century outlawed discrimination by docks, ferries and bailors. Adam Candeub, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bailor was in 1602

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“Bailor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Legal Definition


: an individual or entity (as a business organization) placing personal property in the possession of another under a bailment
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