Inchmaree clause

noun
Inch·​ma·​ree clause | \ ˈinch-mə-rē- \

Legal Definition of Inchmaree clause

: a clause in a marine insurance policy that covers damage or loss caused by the negligence of a vessel's own captain or crew or by any defect in the ship's hull or machinery

History and Etymology for Inchmaree clause

after Inchmaree, a British steamer whose 1884 sinking in Liverpool harbor resulted in its formulation

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“Inchmaree clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Inchmaree%20clause. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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