Flotsam, jetsam, and ligan legal definition of flotsam, jetsam, and ligan
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The casting overboard of goods from a vessel, by its owner, under exigent circumstances in order to provide for the safety of the ship by lightening its cargo load.
jetsam goods, thrown into the sea from a ship, that sink and remain under water. See FLOTSAM, LAGAN.