letters of marque definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A document issued by a nation permitting a private resident to seize citizens or items of another nation.
    • A document granted by a nation permitting an exclusive resident to equip a ship with hands being attack opponent boats.
  • noun:
    • a license or extraordinary payment given by a government to a private person to fit down a privateer or armed ship to cruise at ocean while making award associated with adversary's vessels and product. The ship so commissioned may also be called a letter of marque.
    • a license to a personal citizen to seize home of another nation

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