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The state of a nation which takes no part between two or more other nations at war with each other. The strict definition rather imports the duty which a neutral owes to a belligerent, than the relative situation in which that belligerent chooses to place her. But as it rests with every belligerent to determine, according to its views of expediency, in what way it will deal with neutrals who have acted in violation of their duty; neturality, therefore, in a more enlarged sense, may signify that permitted relation between any two states, after the right to its continuance has been forfeited by one of them. 1 M. & S. 459. Neutrality consists in the observance of a strict and honest impartiality, so as not to afford advantage in the war to either party, and particularly in so far restraining its trade to the accustomed course which is held in time of peace as not to render assistance to one of the belligerents in escaping the effects of the other’s hostilities. Even a loan of money to one of the belligerent parties is considered a violation of neutrality. 9 J. B. Moore, 586. A fraudulent neutrality is considered as no neutrality.
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Neutrality in Law Enforcement
Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of neutrality.
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Meaning of Neutrality in the Past
The state of a nation which takes no part between two or more other. nations at war with each other.
Neutrality consists in the observance of a strict and honest impartiality, so as not to afford advantage in the war to either party; and particularly in so far restraining its trade (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.S. encyclopedia) to the accustomed course, which is held in time of peace, as not to make assistance to one of the belligerents in escaping the effects of the other’s hostilities Even a loan of money to one of the belligerent parties is considered a violation of neutrality. 9 Moore’s Rep. 586. A fraudulent neutrality is considered as no neutrality.
In policies of insurance (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.S. encyclopedia) there is frequently a warranty of neutrality. The meaning of this warranty is, that the property (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.S. encyclopedia) insured is neutral in fact and it must be so in appearance and conduct; that the property (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.S. encyclopedia) does belong to neutrals; that it is or must be documented so as to prove its neutrality and that no act of the insured or his agents must be done which can legally compromise its neutrality. 3 Wash. C. C. R. 117. See 1 Caines, 548; 2 S. & R. 119; Bee, R. 5; 7 Wheat. 471; 9 Cranch’s Reports (U. S. Supreme Court) 205; 2 John. Cas. 180; 2 Dall. 270; 1 Gallis. 274; Bee, R. 67.
The violation of neutrality by citizens of the United States of America, contrary to the provisions of the act of congress of April 20, 1818, 3, makes the individual liable to an indictment. One fitting out and arming a vessel in the United States of America, to commit hostilities against a foreign power at peace with them, is therefore, indictable. 6 Pet. 445; Pet. C. C. R. 487. Vide Marsh. Ins. 384 a; Park’s Ins. ‘Index, h. t.; 1 Kent, Com. 116; Burlamaqui, pt. 4, c. 5, s. 16 & 17; Bunk. lib. 1, c. 9; Cobbett’s Parliamentary Debates; 406; Chitty, Law of Nat., Index, h. t.; Mann. Comm. B. 3, c. 1; Vattel, 1. 3, c. 7, SS 104; Martens, Precis. liv. 8, c. 7, SS 306; Boucb. Inst. n. 1826-1831.
Notes and References
- Partialy, this information about neutrality is based on the BouvierÂ´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the BouvierÂ´s Law Dictionary, including neutrality.
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- Spanish: Neutralidad
- French: Neutralité
- German: Neutralität
- Italian: Neutralità
- Portuguese: Neutralidade
- Polish: Neutralność
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