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stoppage in transitu

noun stop·page in tran·si·tu \ˈstä-pij-ˌin-ˈtran-zə-ˌtü, -ˈtran-sə-, -ˌtyü\

Legal Definition of stoppage in transitu

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of stoppage in transitu

Latin in transitu in passing from one place to another

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to cast off or become cast off

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