Legal Definition and Related Resources of Ferry

Meaning of Ferry

A place of transit across a stretch of water , such as a river , lake or arm of the sea. The person who operates a ferry is a ferryman and, under certain circumstances, if he carries goods for hire, would constitute himself a common carrier of goods.

Ferry Alternative Definition

A liberty to have a boat upon a river for the transportation of men, horses, and carriages, with their contents, for a reasonable toll. 42 Me. 9; 3 Zab. (N. J.) 206; Woolr. Ways, 217. The term is also used to designate the place where such liberty is exercised. 4 Mart. (La.; N. S.) 426; 30 Barb. (N. Y.) 311.

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Ferry in Law Enforcement

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Work
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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English Legal System: Ferry

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Ferry :

A public highway by boat across water connecting places where the public have rights (usually of way) granted by royal charter or acquired by *prescriptio



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