maritime law
maritime law n: law that relates to commerce and navigation on the high seas and other navigable waters and that is administered by the admiralty courts
◇ Article III of the U.S. Constitution confers the power to hear cases of maritime law on the federal courts.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

maritime law
n.
The body of laws governing travel and commerce on navigable waters.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


maritime law
The laws and regulations which exclusively govern activities at sea or in any navigable waters. In the United States, the federal courts have jurisdiction over maritime law. Also called admirality law.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

maritime law
n.
   Also called "admiralty law" or "the law of admiralty," the laws and regulations, includ-ing international agreements and treaties, which exclusively govern activities at sea or in any navigable waters. In the United States, federal courts have jurisdiction over maritime law.
   See also: admiralty

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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