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A naval court that adjudicates on the distribution of ships and property captured in the course of naval warfare.
- ‘The project for an international prize court was soon forgotten.’
- ‘Note the emphasis on the fact that the Supreme Court here sat as a prize court administering the law of nations, and note its references to the international character of the law maritime.’
- ‘If any was found, the vessel had to be escorted to the nearest port, where a ‘prize court’ would adjudicate whether the cargo was contraband or not, and confiscate it if it was.’
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