constructive bailment

Definition of "constructive bailment"
  1. An implied legal agreement where one party (the bailee) inadvertently gains possession of another's property due to an accident or mistake, such as finding lost items or receiving a delivery not intended for them, also termed as involuntary bailment
How to use "constructive bailment" in a sentence
  1. When Sara received a parcel delivery meant for her neighbor, the scenario turned into a case of constructive bailment.
  2. Finding a lost wallet in the park and deciding to protect it until the owner is identifiable is another example of constructive bailment.
  3. The accidental receipt of an expensive piece of equipment in a shipment led to a situation of constructive bailment at the office.

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