BAILMENT. A delivery of something of a personal nature by one party to another, to be held according to the purpose or object of the delivery, and to be returned or delivered over when that purpose is accomplished. Bouvier’s 8th.
Note: A cycle of bailment commences when a mother delivers a baby (“something of a personal nature”) to the state by signing the birth certificate and registering and surrendering legal title to the biological property, i.e. the baby’s body. See dummy, surety, appearance.