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 the laws of the United States on the subject of merchant shipping, the recording and certification of vessels employed In coastwise or inland navigation; as distinguished from the "registration" of vessels employed in foreign commerce U. St v. Leetzel, 3 Wall. 566, 18 In Ed. 67.