What is CARTEL-SHIP?

A vessel commissioned in time of war to exchange the prisoners of any two hostile powers; also to carry any particular proposal from one to another. For this reason, the oilicer who commands her is particularly ordered to carry no cargo, ammunition, or implements of war, except a single gun for the purpose of signals. Crawford v. The William Penn, 0 Fed. Cas. 7T8.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of CARTEL-SHIP helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary