Prize court

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PRIZE COURT, Eng. law The name of court which has jurisdiction of all captures made in war on the high seas.
     2. In England this is a separate branch of the court of admiralty, the other branch being called the instance court. (q.v.)
     3. The district courts of the United States have jurisdiction both as instance and prize courts, there being no distinction in this respect as in England. 3 Dall. 6; vide 1 Gall. R. 563; Bro. Civ. & Adm. Law, ch. 6 & 7; 1 Kent, Com. 356; Mann. Comm. B. 3, c. 12.

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If the cargo was perishable, the company stood to lose money because it would simply rot while waiting for the Prize Court findings.
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ports from the beginning of the war to the third of January 1915, only eight had been put into Prize Court.
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heard in the Prize Court of Appeals, (109) the case of Le Louis, which
ship Le Louis near Cape Mesurado and brought her to the prize court at
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94) Prize Courts were established, and a limited number of cargoes were seized as enemy goods,(95) owing to the short duration of the clash.