ORS 77.1020¹
Definitions and index of definitions

(1) In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Bailee" means the person who by a warehouse receipt, bill of lading or other document of title acknowledges possession of goods and contracts to deliver them.

(b) "Consignee" means the person named in a bill to whom or to whose order the bill promises delivery.

(c) "Consignor" means the person named in a bill as the person from whom the goods have been received for shipment.

(d) "Delivery order" means a written order to deliver goods directed to a warehouseman, carrier or other person who in the ordinary course of business issues warehouse receipts or bills of lading.

(e) "Document" means document of title as defined in ORS 71.2010 (General definitions).

(f) "Goods" means all things which are treated as movable for the purposes of a contract of storage or transportation.

(g) "Issuer" means a bailee who issues a document except that in relation to an unaccepted delivery order it means the person who orders the possessor of goods to deliver. Issuer includes any person for whom an agent or employee purports to act in issuing a document if the agent or employee has real or apparent authority to issue documents, notwithstanding that the issuer received no goods or that the goods were misdescribed or that in any other respect the agent or employee violated instructions.

(h) "Warehouseman" is a person engaged in the business of storing goods for hire.

(2) Other definitions applying to this chapter and the sections in which they appear are:

(a) "Duly negotiate," as defined in ORS 77.5010 (Form of negotiation).

(b) "Person entitled under the document," as defined in ORS 77.4030 (Obligation of warehouseman or carrier to deliver) (4).

(3) Definitions in other sections which apply to this chapter and the sections in which they appear are:

(a) "Contract for sale," as defined in ORS 72.1060 (Definitions: "contract").

(b) "Overseas," as defined in ORS 72.3230 (Form of bill of lading required in overseas shipment).

(c) "Receipt" of goods, as defined in ORS 72.1030 (Definitions and index of definitions).

(4) In addition, ORS chapter 71 contains general definitions and principles of construction and interpretation applicable throughout this chapter. [1961 c.726 §77.1020 (Definitions and index of definitions)]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 77—Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Title, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors77.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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