Bill of gross adventure

BILL OF GROSS ADVENTURE. A phrase used in French maritime law; it comprehends every instrument of writing which contains a contract of bottomry, respondentia, and every species of maritime loan. We have no word of similar import. Hall on Mar. Loans, 182, n. See Bottomry; Gross adventure; Respondentia.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.