Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Carrier Definition:

Persons who carry goods or passengers for others, either freely or for consideration.

Related Terms: Common Carrier, Carriage, Air Law

The Explosive Substance Act 1875 (England) defined carrier as:

"All persons carrying goods or passengers for hire by land or water."

The 5th Edition of Halsbury's Laws of England, 2009, Volume 7, Carriage, defines a carrier:

"Carriers are persons who, either gratuitously or for reward, carry passengers or goods otherwise than for the carrier's own purposes...."

In Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law:

"Carrier - a person who has received goods for the purpose of carrying them from one place to another for hire.... "

Private carriers of goods are considered in law as bailee of the goods for which they have undertaken carriage.



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