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Section 148 - Bailment bailor and bailee defined : Indian Contract Act 1872

How Bailment bailor and bailee defined? Section 148 of Indian Contract Act 1872


Section 148 of Indian Contract Act 1872 : "Bailment bailor and bailee defined"

148. A "bailment" is the delivery of goods by one person to another for some purpose, upon a contract that they shall, when the purpose is accomplished, be returned or otherwise disposed of according to the directions of the person delivering them. The person delivering the goods is called the "bailor". The person to whom they are delivered is called the "bailee".

Explanation.-If a person already in possession of the goods of another contracts to hold them as a bailee, he thereby becomes the bailee, and the owner becomes the bailor of such goods, although they may not have been delivered by way of bailment.



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Section 148 - Bailment bailor and bailee defined

Section 150 - Bailors duty to disclose faults in goods bailed

Section 151 - Care to be taken by bailee

Section 152 - Bailee when not liable for loss, etc., of thing bailed

Section 153 - Termination of bailment by bailees act inconsistent with conditions

Section 154 - Liability of bailee making unauthorised use of goods bailed

Section 155 - Effect of mixture with bailors consent of his goods with bailees

Section 156 - Effect of mixture without bailor's consent, when the goods can be separated

Section 157 - Effect of mixture, without bailor's consent, when the goods cannot be separated

Section 158 - Repayment by bailor, of necessary expenses

Section 159 - Restoration of goods lent gratuitously

Section 160 - Return of goods bailed on expiration of time or accomplishment of purpose

Section 161 - Bailees responsibility when goods are not duly returned

Section 162 - Termination of gratuitous bailment by death

Section 163 - Bailor entitled to increase or profit from goods bailed

Section 164 - Bailor's responsibility to bailee

Section 165 - Bailment by several joint owners

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