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 problems associated with sea navigation and commerce.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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, offenses, or injuries within maritime law) that regulates and settles special problems associated with sea navigation and commerce.

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