staple right

noun

Definition of staple right

: a right of forcing any passing vessel either to pay duty or to sell its cargo in the market place originally possessed by towns in the Netherlands and later introduced into the colony of New Netherland

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History and Etymology for staple right

translation of Dutch stapelrecht

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“Staple right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staple%20right. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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