Droits of the Admiralty
Droit Droit (droit), n. [F. See {Direct}.] A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right. -- Abbott. [1913 Webster]

{Droit d'aubaine}. See under {Aubaine}.

{Droits of the Admiralty} (Eng. Law), rights or perquisites of the Admiralty, arising from seizure of an enemy's ships in port on the breaking out of war, or those coming into port in ignorance of hostilities existing, or from such ships as are taken by noncommissioned captors; also, the proceeds of wrecks, and derelict property at sea. The droits of admiralty are now paid into the Exchequer for the public benefit. [1913 Webster]


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  • Droit — (droit), n. [F. See {Direct}.] A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right. Abbott. [1913 Webster] {Droit d aubaine}. See under {Aubaine}. {Droits of the Admiralty} (Eng. Law), rights or perquisites …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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