n the civil law. The right of postliminy; the right or claim of a person who had been restored to the possession of a thing, or to a former condition. to be considered as though he had never been deprived of it. Dig. 49, 15, 5; 3 HI. Comm. 107, 210. In international law. The right by which property taken by an enemy, and re- captured or rescued from him by the fellow- subjects or allies of the original owner, is restored to the latter upon certain terms. 1 Kent, Comm. 10S.