admiralty law

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Admiralty law relates to the seas, maritime commerce, or navigation. Admiralty is a broad body of law governing the transport of goods and passengers by water, the purchase and charter of vessels, the hiring and maintenance of officers and crew, the transportation of people and goods, the navigation of vessels, and the insurance of vessels, people, and cargo.

See also: admiralty and maritime power

[Last updated in June of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]