Symbolical delivery

(Law) the delivery of property sold by delivering something else as a symbol, token, or representative of it.

See also: Symbolic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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During this period of transit and voyage, the bill of lading by the law merchant is universally recognised as its symbol; and the indorsement and delivery of the bill of lading operates as a symbolical delivery of the cargo."