The name given to a code of maritime laws promulgated atWisby, then the capital of Gothland, in Sweden, in the latter part of the thirteenth century.This compilation resembled the laws of Oleron in many respects, and was earlyadopted, as a system of sea laws, by the commercial nations of Northern Europe. It

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