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

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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

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First Known Use of bailor

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Bailor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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

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