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QUAY Definition & Legal Meaning

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A wharf for the loading or unloading of goods carried in ships. This word is sometimes spelled “key.” The popular and commercial signification of the word “quay” involves the notion of a space of ground appropriated to the public use; such use as the convenience of commerce requires. New Orleans v. U. S


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