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

    A harbor, whether a safe one or not. See 153 U. S. 1, 38 L. Ed. 615, 14 Sup. Ct. Rep. 758.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A place of a large receipt and safe riding of ships, so situate and scoured by the land circumjacent that the vessels thereby ride and anchor safely, and are protected by the adjacent land from dangerous or violent winds; as Milford Haven, Plymouth Haven, and the like. Hale de Jure Mar. par. 2, c. 2. And see Lowndes v. Board of Trustees, 153 In S. 1, 14 Sup. Ct. 758, 38 L. Ed. 615; De Longuemere v. New York Ins. Co., 10 Johns. (N. Y.) 125(a) ; De Lovio v. Bolt, 7 Fed. Cas 429.