Sea letter
Sea letter Sea" let"ter (Mar. Law.) The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea letter — noun : a ship s passport issued in time of war to a neutral vessel on leaving a port, entitling the master to sail under the flag and pass of the nation to which it belongs, and specifying its cargo and crew, the names of its captain and owners,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea letter — letter sent overseas, document dispatched by sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea letter — /ˈsi lɛtə/ (say see letuh) noun a ship s passport carried in wartime by a neutral vessel describing its cargo, crew, destination, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-letter — A ship s passport furnished by the customhouse, under the signature of the President of the United States and the secretary of state and usually issued only in time of war. Sleght v Rhinelander (NY) 1 Johns 192, 203 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Sea brief — Same as {Sea letter}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea pass — A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to show their nationality; a sea letter or passport. See {Passport}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sea — The ocean; the great mass of water which surrounds the land. In marine insurance sea includes not only the high seas but the bays, inlets, and rivers as high up as the tide ebbs and flows. The navigable sea is divided into three zones: (1)… …   Black's law dictionary

  • sea brief — noun : sea letter * * * sea brief see ↑sea letter below. • • • Main Entry: ↑sea sea letter or sea brief noun 1. Formerly, a document listing a ship s place of origin and her cargo …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea pass — noun : sea letter * * * sea pass see ↑sea letter above. • • • Main Entry: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

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