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

    An expression used formerly in this country to denote the limits of admiralty jurisdiction. See United States v. Abora, 3 Mason, 127, Fed. Can. No. 14,418; Hale v. Washington Ins. Co., 2 Story, 176, Fed. Oas. No. 5,916; De Lovio v. Bolt, 2 Gall. 398, Fed. Cas. No. 3,776; The Hine v. Trevor, 4 Wall. 562, 18 In Bd. 451; The Eagle, Wall. 15, 19 In Ed. 365.