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droit


droit


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Droit  \Droit\,  n.  [F.  See  {Direct}.] 
  A  right  law  in  its  aspect  of  the  foundation  of  rights;  also 
  in  old  law,  the  writ  of  right  --  Abbott. 
 
  {Droit  d'aubaine}.  See  under  {Aubaine}. 
 
  {Droits  of  the  Admiralty}  (Eng.  Law),  rights  or  perquisites 
  of  the  Admiralty,  arising  from  seizure  of  an  enemy's  ships 
  in  port  on  the  breaking  out  of  war,  or  those  coming  into 
  port  in  ignorance  of  hostilities  existing,  or  from  such 
  ships  as  are  taken  by  noncommissioned  captors;  also  the 
  proceeds  of  wrecks,  and  derelict  property  at  sea.  The 
  droits  of  admiralty  are  now  paid  into  the  Exchequer  for 
  the  public  benefit.