gratuitous bailment

gratuitous bailment

A bailment for which the bailee receives no compensation, as when one borrows a friend’s car.

? A gratuitous bailee is liable for loss of the property only if the loss is caused by the bailee’s gross negligence.

¡ª Also termed naked bailment; depositum; naked deposit; gratuitous deposit; deposit; bailment for sole benefit of bailor.


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