This term Is used In policies of marine insurance, in the clauserelating to "arrests, restraints, and detainments." The last two words are construed asequivalents, each meaning the effect of superior force operating directly on the vessel. Schmidt v. Insurance Co., 1 Johns. (N Y.) 262, 3 Am. Dec. 319; Bradlie v. InsuranceCo., 12 Pet. 402. 9 L. Ed. 1123; Simpson v. Insurance Co., Dud. Law (S. C.) 242.
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