Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

A vehicle used for the transportation of persons either for pleasure or business, and drawn by horses Or other draught animals over the ordinary streets and highways of the country; not including cars used exclusively upon raliroads or street railroads expressly constructed for the use of such cars. Snyder v. North Lawrence, 8 Kan. 84; Conway v. Jefferson, 46 N. H. 526; Turnpike Co. v. Marshall, 11 Conn. 190; Cream City R. Co. v. Chicago, etc., R. Co., 63 Wis. 93, 23 N. W. 425, 53 Am. Rep. 267; Isaacs v. Railroad Co., 47 N. Y. 122, 7 Ain. Rep. 418. The act of carrying, or a contract for transportation of persons or goods. The contract of carriage is a contract for the conveyance of property, persons, or messages from one place to another. Civ. Code Cal. § 2085; Civ. Code Dali. § 1208.

Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
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