bailor

noun
bail·​or | \ bā-ˈlȯr How to pronounce bailor (audio) , ˈbā-lər \
variants: or \ ˈbā-​lər How to pronounce bailer (audio) \

Definition of bailor

: 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, "A Response To Online Shadow Banning," 5 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bailor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bailor

1602, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bailor

Time Traveler for bailor

Time Traveler

The first known use of bailor was in 1602

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bailor

Cite this Entry

“Bailor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailor. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bailor

bailor

noun
bail·​or | \ bā-ˈlȯr, ˈbā-lər How to pronounce bailor (audio) \

Legal Definition of bailor

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

Comments on bailor

What made you want to look up bailor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!