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IN MARITIME LAW Definition & Legal Meaning

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Where the property of one of several parties interested in a vessel and cargo has been voluntarily sacrificed for the common safety, (as by throwing goods overboard to lighten the vessel,) such loss must be made good by the contribution of the others, which is termed “general average.” 3 Kent, Comm. 232-244; 1 Story, Eq. Jur.


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