Word:

Desertion of seamen

DESERTION OF SEAMEN, contracts. The abandonment, by a sailor, of a ship or vessel, in which he engaged to perform a voyage, before the expiration of his time, and without leave.
     2. Desertion, without just cause, renders the sailor liable, on his shipping articles, for damages, and will, besides, work a forfeiture of his wages previously earned. 3 Kent, Com. 155. It has been decided, in England, that leaving the ship before the completion of the voyage is not desertion, in the case, 1. Of the seaman's entering into the public service, either voluntarily or by impress; and 2. When he is compelled to leave it by the inhuman treatment of the captain. 2 Esp. R. 269; 1 Bell's Com. 514, 5th ed.; 2 Rob. Adm. R. 232.

Browse
desert plume
desert rat
desert rheumatism
desert rose
desert sand verbena
desert selaginella
desert soil
desert sunflower
desert tortoise
desert willow
deserted
Deserter
Desertful
desertic soil
desertification
Desertion
-- Desertion of seamen --
Desertless
Desertlessly
Desertness
Desertrix
deserts
Deserve
deserved
deservedly
Deservedness
Deserver
Deserving
deservingness
desex
desexualise
desexualize
Deshabille
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy