MISERABILE DEPOSITUM, civ. law. The name of an involuntary deposit, made under pressing necessity; as, for instance, shipwreck, fire, or other inevitable calamity. Poth. Proced. Civ. 5eme part., ch. 1, Sec. 1 Louis. Code, Sec. 2935.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.