One who is in the service of another. Such a person is
to rights and liable to. perform certain duties.
2. He is entitled to a just compensation for his services, when there has
been a special contract, to what has been agreed upon, when not, to such
just recompense as he deserves.
3. He is bound to perform the services for which he has engaged himself,
and for a violation of his engagement he may be sued, but he is not liable
to corporal correction. An exception to this rule may be mentioned, on the
ground of necessity, a sailor may be punished by reasonable correction,
when it is necessary for the safety of the vessel, and to maintain
discipline. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1001: 2 Id. n. 2296.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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