Definition of RESCUE


RESCUE

mar. war. The retaking by a party captured of a prize
made by the enemy. There is still another kind of rescue which partake s of the
nature of a recapture; it occurs when the weaker party before he is
overpowered, obtains relief from the arrival of fresh succors, and is thus
preserved from the force of the enemy. 1 Rob. Rep. 224; 1 Rob. Rep. 271.


2. Rescue differs from recapture. (q. v.) The rescuers do not by the
rescue become owners of the property, as if it had been a new prize - but the
property is restored to the original owners by the right of postliminium. (q.
v.)




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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