What is FREIGHTER?

In maritime law. The party by whom a vessel is engaged or chartered ;otherwise called the “charterer.” 2 Steph. Comm. 148. In French law, the owner of avessel is called the “freighter,” (Jrctcur;) the merchant who hires it is called the “affreighter,”(affretcur.) Emerig. Tr. des Ass. ch. 11,

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