court of admiralty
court of admiralty: admiralty

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • Court of Admiralty — A court having jurisdiction of admiralty and maritime matters; such jurisdiction being possessed by federal district courts. See Admiralty Court, High Court of Admiralty …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of admiralty — admiralty 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • court of admiralty — A court entitled to exercise admiralty jurisdiction, which is a federal district court, state courts having no admiralty jurisdiction. 2 Am J2d Adm § 10 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • High Court of Admiralty — In England, formerly the court presided over by the deputy of the admiral of the fleet. It was established с 1360 to deal with matters of discipline and cases of piracy and prizes (ships and goods captured at sea), but it eventually had… …   Universalium

  • High Court of Admiralty Act 1859 — The High Court of Admiralty Act 1859 (22 23 Vict., c. 6) was an Act of Parliament passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Act was an important step in moving the ancient Admiralty Court of England and Wales towards its modern… …   Wikipedia

  • High Court of Admiralty — In English law, this was a court which exercised jurisdiction in prize cases, and had general jurisdiction in maritime causes, on the instance side. Its proceedings were usually in rent, and its practice and principles derived in large measure… …   Black's law dictionary

  • High Court of Admiralty — An English court of admiralty which was presided over by the lord high admiral until its jurisdiction and functions were taken over by the high court of justice …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Admiralty — Ad mi*ral*ty, n.; pl. {Admiralties}. [F. amiraut[ e], for an older amiralt[ e], office of admiral, fr. LL. admiralitas. See {Admiral}.] 1. The office or jurisdiction of an admiral. Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. The department or officers having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Session — redirects here. For other uses, see Court of Session (disambiguation). Court of Session Logo of the Court of Session Established 1532 …   Wikipedia

  • Admiralty court — ➔ court1 * * * Admiralty court UK US noun [S] LAW ► a court in the UK that makes decisions in disagreements involving ships and the sea …   Financial and business terms

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