1. An allowance made by the United States government to one of its dip- lomatic representatives going abroad, for the expense of his equipment 2. This term, in its original use, as applying to ships, embraced those objects conuect- ed with a ship which were necessary for the sailing of her, and without which she would not in fact be navigable. But in ships engaged in whaling voyages the word has acquired a much more extended signification. Macy v. Whaling Ins. Co., 9 Mete. ((Mass.) 364.