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

    In French law. Certain goods pay higher export duties when exported to a foreign country than when they are destined for another French port. In order to prevent fraud, the administration compels the shipper of goods sent from one French port to another to give sechrity that such goods shall not be sent to a foreign country. The certificate which proves the receipt of the security is called "acquit A cautionAngles, Fr. More. Law, 548.