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

    The right to visiting a ship to ascertain her nationality. See, also, 32 L. R. A. 588.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In international law. The right of a ship of war, upon the high sea, to visit another vessel for the purpose of ascertaining the nationality of the latter. 1 Kent, Comm. 153, note.