Definition of CLAIMANT


CLAIMANT

In the courts of admiralty, when the suit is in rem, the
cause is entitled in the Dame of the libellant against the thing libelled,
as A B v. Ten cases of calico and it preserves that title through the whole
progress of the suit.When a person is authorized and admitted to defend
the libel, he is called the claimant. The United States v. 1960 bags of
coffee; 8 Cranch, R. 398; United States v. The Mars; 8 Cranch, R. 417; 30
hhds. of sugar, (Brentzon, claimant, v. Boyle. 9 Cranch, R. 191.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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