bill of adventure


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bill of adventure

n
(Commerce) a certificate made out by a merchant to show that goods handled by him and his agents are the property of another party at whose risk the dealing is done
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In the early seventeenth century, for example, the Virginia Company organised London lotteries where participants could win a 'bill of adventure' to Jamestown.
Chapter 5 then examines a dispute over just such a bill of adventure. In 1608, Thomas Coryat made a pedestrian journey to and from Venice.