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FLOTSAM, FLOTSAN Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A name for the goods which float upon the sea when castoverboard for the safety of the ship, or when a ship is sunk. Distinguished from “jetsam”and “ligan.” Bract, lib. 2, c. 5; 5 Coke. 100; 1 Bl. Comm. 292.


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