This term is used in relation to prizes, to
signify that they have been brought completely in the power of the
captors, that is, within the towns, camps, ports or fleet of the
captors. Formerly, the rule was, and perhaps still in some
countries is, that the act of bringing a prize infra praesidia,
changed the property but the rule now established is, that there
must be a sentence of condemnation to effect this purpose. 1 Rob.
Adm. R. 134; 1 Kent s Com. 104; Chit. Law of Nat. 98; Abb. Sh. 14;
Hugo, Droit Romain, 90.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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