Gross adventure


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GROSS ADVENTURE. By this term the French lay writers signify a maritime loan, or bottomry. (q, v.) It is so called because the lender exposes his money to the perils of the sea; and contributes to the gross or general average. Poth. h. t.; Pard. Dr. Com . h. t.

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