Court of admiralty

COURT OF ADMIRALTY. A court having jurisdiction of all maritime causes. Vide Admiralty; Courts of the United States; Instance Courts; Prize Court; 2 Chit. Pr. 508 to 538.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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of the court of admiralty in England, but into the nature
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The British High Court of Admiralty's early jurisdiction was very broad.
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In reaching this conclusion, the Court stated that "no court is better adapted than a court of admiralty to administer precisely such relief' and pointed out that admiralty courts are experienced with maritime liens and in rem proceedings, which resemble limitation actions in many ways.
From a third 1577 perspective, a court of admiralty investigated aiders and abettors on land who bought goods from a pirate ship and fed and enabled the pirates.
The sanctuary chairs were presented by Sir Leoline (Llewellyn) Jenkins, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, later Secretary of State to Charles II.