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maritime law

n. Also called "admiralty law" or "the law of admiralty," the laws and regulations, including international agreements and treaties, which exclusively govern activities at sea or in any navigable waters. In the United States federal courts have jurisdiction over maritime law.

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MARITIME LAW. That system of law which relates to the affairs of the sea, such as seamen, ships, shipping, navigation, and the like.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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admiralty law without additional steps in the process.
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at 865 (explaining the responsibility to fashion controlling admiralty law has largely been left to the judiciary).
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British ancestry, an entrenched rule of Admiralty law, virtually at the
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