Title 11, Chapter 7, Section 102
Definitions and index of definitions.
(1) In this article, 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
(e) "Document" means document of title as defined in the general definitions in Article 1 of this title (Code Section 11-1-201).
(f) "Goods" means all things which are treated as movable for the
purpose 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 his instructions.
(h) "Warehouseman" is a person engaged in the business of storing
goods for hire.
(2) Other definitions applying to this article or to specified parts
thereof, and the Code sections in which they appear are:
"Duly negotiate." Code Section 11-7-501.
"Person entitled under the document." Code Section 11-7-403(4).
(3) Definitions in other articles of this title applying to this
article and the Code sections in which they appear are:
"Contract for sale." Code Section 11-2-106.
"Overseas." Code Section 11-2-323.
"Receipt" of goods. Code Section 11-2-103.
(4) In addition Article 1 of this title contains general definitions
and principles of construction and interpretation applicable
throughout this article.