Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who receives and forwards goods, taking upon himself the expenses of transportation, for which he receives a compensation from the owners, having no concern in the vessels or wagons by which they are transported, and no interest in the freight, and hot being deemed a common carrier, but a mere warehouseman and agenfl. Story, Bailm. ยงยง 502, 509. Schloss v. Wood, 11 Colo. 287, 17 Pac. 910; Ackley v. Kellogg, 8 Co.w. (N. Y.) 224; Placo v. Union Exp. Co.., 2 Hilt. (N. Y.) 19; Bush v. Miller, 13 Barb. (N. Y.) 488.