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In admiralty practice. The name given to a person who lays claim to property seized on a libel in rem. and who is authorized and admitted to defend the^ action. The Conqueror. 166 U. S. 110, 17* Sup. Ct. 510, 41 L. Ed. 937. CLAM. Lat. In the civil law. Covertly ; secretly.


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