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Navigation Acts

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1. (Law) a series of acts of Parliament, the first of which was passed in 1381, that attempted to restrict to English ships the right to carry goods to and from England and its colonies. The attempt to enforce the acts helped cause the War of American Independence
2. (Historical Terms) a series of acts of Parliament, the first of which was passed in 1381, that attempted to restrict to English ships the right to carry goods to and from England and its colonies. The attempt to enforce the acts helped cause the War of American Independence
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Since the Navigation Act of 1651, Parliament had gradually usurped those rights, corrupting the English constitution and finally leading to the imperial crisis.
For instance, the Navigation Act of 1660 explicitly
In Australia, foreign ownerships by international carriers is restricted to 49 per cent under the Air Navigation Act, but through a split of its international and domestic operations Virgin Australia is majority foreign owned.
Kozhikode, Feb 27 ( ANI ): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has justified government's decision of dropping of anti-piracy charges against two Italian marines, under the stringent Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Maritime Navigation Act (SUA), 2002.
Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd (VAH) on Friday announced that its previously proposed new structure of business designed to ensure ongoing compliance with the Air Navigation Act (ANA) has had its conditions satisfied or waived.
No se enteraron de toda la politica que habia seguido Inglaterra desde la Navigation Act, de Cronwell, en 1655.
Despite Mrs Parker citing a local 1771 Act in her appeal which only proposed the creation of a route along the river but did not build the road, and the Trent Navigation Act 1783 which permitted the creation of riverside paths for the Trent Navigation Company but prohibited the public from using them, she lost her case.
Many Dutch ships were captured at Barbados, trading in defiance of the 1650 Navigation Act, but Penn refused to share the prize proceeds with the army.
Last night, Strathclyde Police confirmed a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with endangering an aircraft under the Air Navigation Act 2000.
Parliament passed the first Navigation Act in 1651.