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BOOTY, war. The capture of personal property by a public enemy on land, in contradistinction to prize, which is a capture of such property by such an enemy, on the sea.
     2. After booty has been in complete possession of the enemy for twenty- four hours, it becomes absolutely his, without any right of postliminy in favor of the original owner, particularly when it has passed, bona fide, into the hands of a neutral. 1 Kent, Com. 110.
     3. The right to the booty, Pothier says, belongs to the sovereign but sometimes the right of the sovereign, or the public, is transferred to the soldiers, to encourage them. Tr. du Droit de Propriete, part 1, c. 2, art. 1, Sec. 2; Burl. Nat. and Pol. Law, vol. ii. part 4, o. 7, n. 12.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dibble, who was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the opening 10 minutes, made a comfortable save to deny Dennis before diving full length to push away a Booty shot for one of four early corners.
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ON A FOGGY morning in 1965, PC "Booty" Boothwaite was walking up School Lane, near the Bluecoat Chambers, when someone in the doorway of a cafe attracted his attention with a "Pssst!" It was Mr Stratford, who ran a shop In Church Street, who beckoned him into the cafe where he told him: "Slinky Edwards has been seen round here, eyeing up a tobacconist and that musical instruments shop around the corner."
Reporting this, DEBKAfile's military sources add that the booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank and anti-air rockets.
A prelaunch meeting for a renewed campaign to recover the "Bells of Balangiga," the famed war booty from Eastern Samar during the PhilippineAmerican war in the 1900s, was held Saturday, February 28 at this seaside city.
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