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Inchmaree clause

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

Legal Definition of Inchmaree clause

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of inchmaree clause

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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