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DISPATCH, or DESPATCH Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A message, letter, or order sent with speed on affairs ofstate; a telegraphic message.In maritime law. Diligence, due activity, or proper speed In the discharge of a cargo;the opposite of delay. Terjesen v. Carter, 9 Daly (N. Y.) 193; Moody v. Laths (D. C.) 2Fed. 007; Sleeper v. Puig, 22 Fed. Cas. 321.


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