Commentary

1 Bailment as voluntary possession

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1 Bailment as voluntary possession

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(B) Commentary

A: GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN RELATION TO BAILMENT

1 Bailment as voluntary possession

A bailment1 arises whenever one person is put voluntarily and knowingly in possession of goods which belong to another2. In general terms, bailment signifies a distribution of ownership and possession between different persons3. The bailee has possession and the bailor has ownership (or some other reversion in the goods)4. Occasionally the distinction is expressed as one between special and general property5. Typical bailments involve the delivery of goods for purposes of hire, loan, storage, cleaning, repair, agistment,

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