maritime law

noun

Legal Definition of maritime law

: law that relates to commerce and navigation on the high seas and other navigable waters and that is administered by the admiralty courts

Note: Article III of the U.S. Constitution confers the power to hear cases of maritime law on the federal courts.

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“Maritime law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/maritime%20law. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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