law of admiralty
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

law of admiralty
n.
   statutes, customs and treaties dealing with actions on navigable waters. It is synonymous with maritime law.
   See also: Jones Act, maritime law

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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