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 charterer and loader of a ship.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In maritime law. The party by whom a vessel is engaged or chartered ; otherwise called the "charterer." 2 Steph. Comm. 148. In French law, the owner of a vessel is called the "freighter," (freteur;) the merchant who hires it is called the "affreighter," (affreteur.) Emerig. Tv. des Ass. ch. 11, ยง 3.