plunderage


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Related to plunderage: embezzled, misappropriate money
See: burglary, pillage, rape, spoils, spoliation

plunderage

in maritime law the EMBEZZLEMENT of goods on board a ship or the goods embezzled.

PLUNDERAGE, mar. law. The embezzlement of goods on board of a ship, is known by the name of plunderage.
     2. The rule of the maritime law in such cases is, that the whole crew shall be responsible for the property thus embezzled, because there must be some negligence in finding out the depredator. Abbott on Ship. 457; 3 John. Rep. 17; 1 Pet. Adm. Dee. 243; 1 New Rep. 347; 1 Pet. Adm. Dee. 200, 239.