convoy

convoy
An escort for protection, either by land or sea. A naval force for the protection of merchant-ships and others, during the whole voyage, or such part of it as is known to require such protection. An association for a hostile object. In undertaking it, a nation spreads over the merchant vessel an immunity from search which belongs only to a national ship. By joining a convoy every individual ship puts off her pacific character, and undertakes for the discharge of duties which belong only to the military marine, and adds to the numerical, if not to the real strength of the convoy. The Atlanta, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 409, 423, 4 L.Ed. 422

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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(for protection), , , , / (for the purpose of protection), / , , (esp. at sea) / (of a convoying force), ,


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