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

    One who claims; in admiralty, one defending a suit against goods in which he claims an interest.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In admiralty practice. The name given to a person who lays claim to property seized on a libel in rem, and who is authorized and admitted to defend the action. The Co.nqueror, 166 U. S. 110, 17 Sup. Ch 510, 41 In Ed. 937.