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PRIVATEER Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A vessel owned, equipped, and armed by one or more private individ uals, and duly commissioned by a belligerent power to go ou cruises and make war upon the enemy, usually by preying on his commerce. Privatio proesupponit babitum. 2 Itolle, 419. A deprivation presupposes a possession.


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