Law Term


In international law. A truce; a suspension of hostilities; an agreement during war to abstain for a time from warlike acts. In old maritime law. A period of twenty days after the safe arrival of a vessel under bottomry, to dispose of the cargo, and raise the money to pay the creditor, with in- terest. In old English practice. Delay or indulgence allowed a party to an action; further time to appear in a cause. Bract, fol. 3526; Fleta, lib. 4, c. 5,