Maritime law

Maritime law
Maritime Mar"i*time (m[a^]r"[i^]*t[imac]m, formerly m[a^]r"[i^]*t[i^]m; 277), a. [L. maritimus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. maritime. See {Mere} a pool.] 1. Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states. ``A maritime town.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea. ``Maritime service.'' --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

{Maritime law}. See {Law}.

{Maritime loan}, a loan secured by bottomry or respodentia bonds.

{Martime nations}, nations having seaports, and using the sea more or less for war or commerce. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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