stoppage in transitu

noun

stop·​page in tran·​si·​tu
ˈstä-pij-ˌin-ˈtran-zə-ˌtü, -ˈtran-sə-, -ˌtyü
: the right of a seller of goods to stop them on their way to the buyer and resume possession of them (as on discovery of the buyer's insolvency)

called also stoppage in transit

Word History

Etymology

Latin in transitu in passing from one place to another

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“Stoppage in transitu.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/stoppage%20in%20transitu. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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