admiralty


admiralty
ad·mi·ral·ty /'ad-mə-rəl-tē/ n: the court having jurisdiction over questions of maritime law; also: maritime law

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

admiralty
n.
   concerning activities which occur at sea, including on small boats and ships in navigable bays. Admiralty law (maritime law) includes accidents and injuries at sea, maritime contracts and commerce, alleged violations of rules of the sea over shipping lanes and rights-of-way, and mutiny and other crimes on shipboard. Jurisdiction over all these matters rests in the federal courts, which do not use juries in admiralty cases. There are other special rules in processing maritime cases, which are often handled by admiralty law specialists. Lawyers appearing in admiralty cases are called "proctors."
   See also: maritime law

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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