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

    That contribution which is made by all who are parties to the same adventure toward a loss arising out of extraordinary sacrifices made, or extraordinary expenses incurred, by some of them, for the common benefit of the ship and cargo. See 3 Wall. (U. S.) 347, 18 L. Ed. 155.