bill of lading definition

  • noun:
    • A document given by a carrier to a shipper, detailing and acknowledging receipt of products for transportation and specifying regards to delivery.
    • A document by which the master of a ship (or other company) acknowledges receipt of products for transportation
    • a written account of goods shipped by anyone, signed by the representative regarding the owner of the vessel, or by its master, acknowledging the bill of the goods, and promising to supply all of them safe in the place directed, hazards of the sea excepted. It is usual the master to sign two, three, or four copies associated with the bill; one of which he keeps in possession, you're kept by the shipper, and one is sent to the consignee associated with the goods.
    • See under Bill.
    • a receipt provided by the company towards the shipper acknowledging bill of the goods becoming sent and specifying the terms of distribution
    • A document given by a carrier to a shipper, listing and acknowledging bill of goods for transportation and specifying regards to distribution.
    • A document in which the master of a ship (or any other company) acknowledges receipt of goods for transportation
    • a written account of products shipped by anybody, signed by the agent of this owner of this vessel, or by its master, acknowledging the bill for the items, and guaranteeing to provide all of them safe in the place directed, perils for the water excepted. It's usual for the master to sign two, three, or four copies of this bill; among that he keeps in ownership, a person is kept by the shipper, and one is provided for the consignee of products.
    • See under Bill.
    • a receipt provided by the company into the shipper acknowledging bill regarding the items being shipped and indicating the terms of delivery

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