admiralty courts
n. Federal courts exercising jurisdiction over admiralty and maritime matters. However, in some matters, the Congress has granted concurrent jurisdiction to the state courts.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • vice-admiralty courts — Inferior courts of admiralty in the American Colonies and other settlements, from which appeals lay to the courts of admiralty in England, though they could also be brought before the king in council. See 3 Bl Comm 69 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • vice-admiralty courts — In English law, courts formerly established in the king s possessions beyond the seas, with jurisdiction over maritime causes, including those relating to prize …   Black's law dictionary

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  • admiralty and maritime law — A field of law relating to, and arising from, the practice of the admiralty courts (tribunals that exercise jurisdiction over all contracts, torts (See tort law), offenses, or injuries within maritime law) that regulates and settles special… …   Law dictionary

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  • Admiralty Proceeding — Any matter that comes before an admiralty court that involves shipping or a shipping vessel. Admiralty law (also known as maritime law) governs all private legal matters involving events happening in the seas or in bodies of water that have… …   Investment dictionary

  • Admiralty Court — Any court governed by admiralty law, whether the court is officially titled admiralty court, or is granted official jurisdiction over admiralty cases. Official jurisdiction for admiralty cases in the United States, for example, has been given to… …   Investment dictionary

  • admiralty — The law of the sea and the practice pertaining thereto. Courts with jurisdiction in admiralty cases. See bottomry bond; court of admiralty; droits of admiralty; general average; high court of admiralty; high seas; libel; lord high admiral;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • admiralty — noun Date: 15th century 1. capitalized the executive department or officers formerly having general authority over British naval affairs 2. the court having jurisdiction over questions of maritime law; also the system of law administered by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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