law of admiralty


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law of admiralty

n. statutes, customs and treaties dealing with actions on navigable waters. It is synonymous with maritime law. (See: maritime law, Jones Act)

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The Law of Admiralty [sections] 6-6, at 281 (2d ed.
The Law Of Admiralty 526 (1957) (calling Jensen "the most ill-advised admiralty decision ever handed down by the Supreme Court").