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BALE Definition & Legal Meaning

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A pack or certain quantity of goods or merchandise, wrapped or packed up in cloth and corded round very tightly, marked and numbered with figures corresponding to those in the bills of lading for the purpose of identification. Wharton. A bale of cotton is a certain quantity of that commodity compressed into a cubical form, so as to occupy less room than when in bags. 2 Car. & P. 525. Penrlce v. Cocks, 2 Miss. 229. But see Bonham v. Railroad Co., 16 S. C. 634.

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