freight
I noun article of commerce, cargo, carload, consignment, freightage, goods, lading, load, merchandise, onus, packages, pay load, shipment II index cargo, load, merchandise, send

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


freight
n.
(1) Goods transported by a carrier such as a truck, train, aircraft, or ship.
(2) The cost of transporting goods by a carrier.
v.
To transport goods by a carrier.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


freight
the amount payable by a charterer or shipper to a shipowner for the letting of the ship or space therein for the carriage of goods by sea (carriage by sea).
Advance freight is payable to a shipowner on the signing of a bill of lading or on shipment instead of on delivery of the goods; such freight is not normally returnable in the event of the ship or the goods being lost before the start of the voyage.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


freight
The price or compensation paid for the transportation of goods by a carrier. Freight is also applied to the goods transported by such carriers.

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


freight
The price or compensation paid for the transportation of goods by a carrier. Freight is also applied to the goods transported by such carriers.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Freight — (fr[=a]t), n. [F. fret, OHG. fr[=e]ht merit, reward. See {Fraught}, n.] 1. That with which anything is fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Freight — Freight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Freighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Freighting}.] [Cf. F. freter.] To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freight — [frāt] n. [ME freit, fraught < MDu vracht: see FRAUGHT] 1. a method or service for transporting goods, esp. bulky goods, by water, land, or air: freight is usually cheaper but slower than express 2. the cost for such transportation 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • freight|er — «FRAY tuhr», noun. 1. any ship or aircraft that carries mainly freight: »He arrived…to investigate the take off crash of a Bristol freighter in which the crew of three had died (Maclean s). 2. a person who loads a ship. 3. a person whose… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • freight — ► NOUN 1) transport of goods in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft. 2) goods transported by freight. ► VERB 1) transport by freight. 2) (be freighted with) be laden or burdened with. ORIGIN Dutch and Low German vrecht …   English terms dictionary

  • freight — early 13c., fraght, from M.Du. or M.L.G. vracht, vrecht, meaning originally cost of transport and probably from a lost Old Frisian word, from P.Gmc. *fra aihtiz absolute possession, property (Cf. O.H.G. freht earnings ), from *fra , intensive… …   Etymology dictionary

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