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BAILEE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the law of contracts. One to whom goods are bailed; the party to whom personal property is delivered under a contract of bailment. Phelps v. People, 72 N. Y. 357: McGee v. French, 49 S. C. 454, 27 S. E. 487; Bergman v. People, 177 111. 244, 52 N. E. 303; Com. v. Chathams, 50 Pa. 181, 88 Am. Dee. 539. BAILIE. In the Scotch law. A bailie is (1) a magistrate having inferior criminal Jurisdiction, similar to that of an alderman, (g. v.;) (2) an officer appointed to confer in- BL.LAW DICT.(2D ED.)

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