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CAPTURE, war. The taking of property by one belligerent from another.
     2. To make a good capture of a ship, it must be subdued and taken by an enemy in open war, or by way of reprisals, or by a pirate, and with intent to deprive the owner of it.
     3. Capture may be with intent to possess both ship and cargo, or only to seize the goods of the enemy, or contraband goods which are on board: The former is the capture of the ship in the proper sense of the word; the latter is only an arrest and detention, without any design to deprive the owner of it. Capture is deemed lawful, when made by a declared enemy, lawfully commissioned and according to the laws of war; and unlawful, when it is against the rules established by the law of nations. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 4.See, generally, Lee on Captures, passim; 1 Chitty's Com. Law, 377 to 512; 2 Woddes. 435 to 457; 2 Caines' C. Err 158; 7 Johns. R. 449; 3 Caines' R. 155; 11 Johns. R. 241; 13 Johns. R.161; 14 Johns. R. 227; 3 Wheat. 183; 4 Cranch, 436 Mass. 197; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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"The Belt was captured by a little girl named Dorothy, who lives in Kansas, in the United States of America."
This same Belt had once enabled Roquat the Red to carry out many wicked plans; but that was before Ozma and her people marched to the underground cavern and captured it.
"No one," replied the Champion in a gloomy voice; "these strangers have captured me."
When Scherbinin came galloping from the left flank with news that the French had captured the fleches and the village of Semenovsk, Kutuzov, guessing by the sounds of the battle and by Scherbinin's looks that the news was bad, rose as if to stretch his legs and, taking Scherbinin's arm, led him aside.
Though some few were killed or captured those who escaped were sufficient to arouse the sleeping army of the royalists to the close proximity and gravity of their danger.
Calvin, who were themselves farmers long since expropriated, captured the farmers and threw their political strength away in a vain campaign.
Yet they were more fortunate than the Grangers, who captured a dozen state governments, and who, in the spring, were not permitted to take possession of the captured offices.
According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Republican Guard captured the town of Khuwayn Al-Kabir after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels.
He also said the commission was capturing Nigerians in the diaspora to ensure that every citizen was captured.
Drax plans to use the CO2 captured within a greenhouse abutting the power station.
Users have no choice but to organize and manage captured screenshots using external tools which are then shared using other applications such as Office and Email for sharing.
The budget documents would not just outline revenues and expenditures but also the quantum of tax expenditures, the technical name for the gains captured by the elite.