Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • A 1
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Of the highest qualities. An expression which originated in a practice of underwriters of rating vessels in three classes,
    —A, B, and C; and these again in ranks numbered. Abbott A description of a ship as "A 1" amounts to a warranty. Ollive v. Booker, 1 Exch. 423.

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