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

    Within a country, state or territory; within the same country. In old English law, inland was used for the demesne (q. vt) of a manor; that part which lay next or most convenient for the lord's mansion-house, as within the view thereof, and which, therefore, he kept in his own hands for support of his family and for hospitality; in distinction from outland or utland, which was the portion let out to tenants. Cowell; Kennett; Spelman.
    —Inland bill of exchange. A bill of which both the drawer and drawee reside within the same state or country. Otherwise called a "domestic bili," and distinguished from a "foreign bill." Buckner v. Finley, 2 Pet. 589, 7 L. Eld. 528; Lonsdale v. Brown, 15 Fed. 'Cas. 857; Strawbridge v. Robinson, lo 111. 472, 50 Am. Dec. 420.
    —Inland navigation. Within the meaning of the legislation of congress upon the subject, this phrase means navigation upon the rivers of the country, but not upon the great lakes. Moore v. American Transp. Co.., 24 How. 38, 16 L. Ed. 674; The War Eagle, 6 Biss. 364, Fed. Cas. No. 17,173; The Garden City (D. G) 26 Fed. 773.
    —Inland trade. Trade wholly carried on at home; as distinguished from commerce,(which see.)
    — Inland waters. Such waters as canals, lakes, rivem, water-courses, inlets and bays, exclusive of the open sea, though the water In question may open or empty into the ocean. United States v. Steam Vessels of War, 106 U. ,S. 607, 1 Sup. Ct. 539, 27 In Ed. 286; The Cotton Plant, 10 Wall. 581, 19 In Ed. 983; v. Chubb, 1 App. Div. 93, 36 N. Y. Supp. 1076.