involuntary bailment

Definition of "involuntary bailment"
  1. A situation in which goods are in someone's possession without their explicit agreement
How to use "involuntary bailment" in a sentence
  1. The coat left in the restaurant resulted in an involuntary bailment when the owner had to keep it safe until it was claimed.
  2. The towed car created an involuntary bailment since the tow company was obligated to protect it until the owner came to retrieve it.
  3. An involuntary bailment was formed when the lost dog was taken in by a neighbor until its owner could be located.

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