In international law, and particularly in the usage of prize courts, this term designates anyproperty which is engaged or used in illegal intercourse with the public enemy, whetherbelonging to an ally or a citizen, as the illegal traffic stamps it with the hostile characterand attaches to it all the penal consequences. The Benito l->- tenger. 170 U. S. 508. 20Sup. Ct. 489. 44 L. Ed. 592; The Sally, 8 Cranch, .3S2, 3 L Ed. 597; Prize Cases, 2Black. 074. 17 L. Ed. 459.

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