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Admiralty law

Definition of the noun admiralty law

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  1. the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.

Alternative definition of the noun admiralty law


  1. [legal]: The area of law that deals with ships at sea and the rights of sailors, passengers, and owners of cargo.


Admiralty law or maritime law is a distinct body of law that governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities that operate vessels on the oceans. It deals with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. Admiralty law also covers many commercial activities, although land based or occurring wholly on land, that are maritime in character.

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Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

State courts hearing such claims must, however, apply admiralty law as developed by the federal courts. Admiralty law is not a complete system and in the absence of clear precedents, admiralty courts may look to common law sources or the ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law and Practice: A to Admiralty (1909)

by William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland

" Towns, are of themselves any part of the|See also the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (57 admiralty law of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

Admiralty law was brought to North America and contributed to the discomfort that led to the American Revolution.* The expansion of British maritime power gave new importance to admiralty law by the early nineteenth century. In 1834 ...

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