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  • n. A writ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writ. See detinue.


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  • The effects of neutrals found in an enemy's ship, are to be restored to the owners, against whom there is no right of confiscation, -- but without allowance for detainder, decay, &c. Neutrals voluntarily expose themselves to these accidents by embarking their goods in a hostile ship. [

    The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping


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