marque and reprisal

marque and reprisal
A commission by which the head of a government authorizes a private ship to capture enemy vessels.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


marque and reprisal
A commission by which the head of a government authorizes a private ship to capture enemy vessels.

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  • marque and reprisal — See letters of marque and reprisal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • marque and reprisal, letters of — /letsrz av mark and raprayzal/ These words, marque and reprisal, are frequently used as synonymous, but, taken in their strict etymological sense, the latter signifies a taking in return; the former, the passing the frontiers (marches) in order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • marque and reprisal, letters of — /letsrz av mark and raprayzal/ These words, marque and reprisal, are frequently used as synonymous, but, taken in their strict etymological sense, the latter signifies a taking in return; the former, the passing the frontiers (marches) in order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Letters of marque and reprisal — Marque Marque, n. [F. marque, in lettre de marque letter of marque, a commission with which the commandant of every armed vessel was obliged to be provided, under penalty of being considered a pirate or corsair; marque here prob. meaning, border …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Letters of marque and reprisal — Reprisal Re*pris al (r? priz al), n. [F. repr?saille, It. ripresaglia, rappresaglia, LL. reprensaliae, fr. L. reprehendere, reprehensum. See {Reprehend}, {Reprise}.] 1. The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • letters of marque and reprisal — /letsrz av mark and raprayzal/ These words, marque and reprisal, are frequently used as synonymous, but, taken in their strict etymological sense, the latter signifies a taking in return; the former, the passing the frontiers (marches) in order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • letters of marque and reprisal — /letsrz av mark and raprayzal/ These words, marque and reprisal, are frequently used as synonymous, but, taken in their strict etymological sense, the latter signifies a taking in return; the former, the passing the frontiers (marches) in order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • letters of marque and reprisal — see letters of marque * * * letters of marque or letters of marque and reprisal, an official document giving a person permission from a government to capture the merchant ships of an enemy; marque …   Useful english dictionary

  • letter of marque and reprisal — An authorization formerly granted in time of war by a government to the owner of a private vessel to capture enemy vessels and goods on the high seas. Art. I, Sec. 8 of U.S.Const. The signatory powers to the Declaration of Paris in 1856 agreed to …   Black's law dictionary

  • letter of marque and reprisal — An authorization formerly granted in time of war by a government to the owner of a private vessel to capture enemy vessels and goods on the high seas. Art. I, Sec. 8 of U.S.Const. The signatory powers to the Declaration of Paris in 1856 agreed to …   Black's law dictionary

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