Legal Definition and Related Resources of Jetsam

Meaning of Jetsam

When goods are cast from a ship and sink and remain under water , they are referred to as jetsam.

Jetsam Alternative Definition

Goods cast out from a ship by way of jettison, and which sink, being thus distinguished from flotsam, jettisoned goods which float, and ligan, jettisoned goods, bound to some buoyant substance. 1 Bl. Coram. 292.

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Jetsam in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of jetsam.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Work
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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