bottomry
bot·tom·ry /'bä-təm-rē/ n [alteration of earlier bottomary, modification of Dutch bodemerij, from bodem bottom, hull, ship]: a contract under which the owner of a ship pledges the ship as collateral for a loan to finance a journey
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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bottomry
a contract in the maritime law, recognised by many nations, concluded in a foreign port for repayment of advances made to supply necessaries, secured on the keel, or bottom, of the ship. The contract is recorded in a bond of bottomry. See hypothec, respondentia.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


bottomry
A contract, similar to a mortgage, in which a ship and/or its freight is pledged as security for a loan to finance repairs, equipment, or the cost of a journey. The contract is generally called a "bottomry bond." If the loan is not paid back, the lender can sell the ship and/or its freight.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bottomry
A contract, in maritime law, by which money is borrowed for a specified term by the owner of a ship for its use, equipment, or repair for which the ship is pledged as collateral. If the ship is lost in the specified voyage or during the limited time, the lender will lose his or her money according to the provisions of the contract. A contract by which a ship or its freight is pledged as security for a loan, which is to be repaid only in the event that the ship survives a specific risk, voyage, or period.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bottomry
A contract, in maritime law, by which money is borrowed for a specified term by the owner of a ship for its use, equipment, or repair for which the ship is pledged as collateral. If the ship is lost in the specified voyage or during the limited time, the lender will lose his or her money according to the provisions of the contract. A contract by which a ship or its freight is pledged as security for a loan, which is to be repaid only in the event that the ship survives a specific risk, voyage, or period.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bottomry
n.
   a mortgage contract in which a ship and/or its freight is pledged as security for a loan for equipment, repair, or use of a vessel. The contract is generally called a "bottomry bond." If the loan is not paid back, the lender can sell the ship and/or its freight.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • bottomry — [bät′əm rē] n. [< BOTTOM, n. 9, after Du bodomerij, bottomry] a contract by which a shipowner borrows money for equipment, repairs, or a voyage, pledging the ship as security …   English World dictionary

  • Bottomry — Bot tom*ry, n. [From 1st {Bottom} in sense 8: cf. D. bodemerij. Cf. {Bummery}.] (Mar. Law) A contract in the nature of a mortgage, by which the owner of a ship, or the master as his agent, hypothecates and binds the ship (and sometimes the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bottomry — (engl.), so v.w. Bodmerei …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bottomry — (engl.), s. Bodmerei …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bottomry — A bottomry, or bottomage, is when the master of a ship borrows money upon the bottom or keel of it, so as to forfeit the ship itself to the creditor, if the money is not paid at the time appointed with interest at the ship s safe return.This… …   Wikipedia

  • Bottomry — When the owner of a ship borrows money and uses the ship itself (referring to the ship s bottom or keel) as collateral. If the ship is lost during the course of the voyage then the creditor will lose on the loan; if the ship survives, the lender… …   Investment dictionary

  • bottomry — /botgmriy/ In maritime law, a contract by which the owner of a ship borrows for the use, equipment, or repair of the vessel, and for a definite term, and pledges the ship (or the keel or bottom of the ship, pars pro toto) as security; it being… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bottomry — /botgmriy/ In maritime law, a contract by which the owner of a ship borrows for the use, equipment, or repair of the vessel, and for a definite term, and pledges the ship (or the keel or bottom of the ship, pars pro toto) as security; it being… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Bottomry —    Authority given to a banker to dispose of goods pledged as security against a loan. For example, the pledging of a ship as collateral against emergency loans needed for repairs, with a commitment to repay the loan on safe completion of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • bottomry — /bot euhm ree/, n., pl. bottomries. Marine Law. a contract, of the nature of a mortgage, by which the owner of a ship borrows money to make a voyage, pledging the ship as security. [1615 25; modeled on D bodemerij, equiv. to bodem BOTTOM + erij… …   Universalium

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