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 civil law. An action which lay against the employer of a vessel (exercitor navis) for the contracts made by the master. Inst. 4, 7, 2; 3 Kent, Comm. 16L Mackeld. Rom. Law, ยง 512.