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CARTEL-SHIP Definition & Legal Meaning

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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.


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