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prize court

noun
1.
a court whose function it is to adjudicate on prizes taken in war.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism
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prize court

noun
1.
(law) a court having jurisdiction to determine how property captured at sea in wartime is to be distributed
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prize court

a municipal (national) court in which the legality of captures of goods and vessels at sea and related questions are determined.

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