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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A stock's relative volatility may also influence the degree to which both dividend capturers and ordinary investors are willing to trade it, thereby affecting price movements in the ex-dividend period.
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Flashbulbs explode heralding their casual invasion, a brigade of instant capturers. In the art we have seen, none of the old Venetian masters depicted this.
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History records that Caesar's disdain of his capturers eventually boosted the ransom demand from a lowly 20 talents to a more ego satisfying 12,000 gold pieces, all finally restored when a freed Caesar commanded a private navy be raised and charged with recovery, by any means possible.
Unofficial militia groups when raiding villages have been seizing not just cattle and goods but also people either to work for their capturers or to sell as slaves.
Personnel interviewed at the subdistrict level included TB managers (40.0%), other co-ordinators/managers (30.0%), and data capturers (persons who abstract and enter data, 30.0%) (Table 1).
Mr Al Falah told the court all of his belongings, including his identity card and passport, were stolen by his capturers.
It was akin to Benny Hill-style hilarity, as both the offender and his capturers frequently fell to the floor during the lengthy tussle.