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prize court

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(Law) law a court having jurisdiction to determine how property captured at sea in wartime is to be distributed
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Rudyard Kipling, as always, never ceases to surprise; there is the expected jingoism ('the Hun is at the gate'), and poems reflecting his own bereavement and loss of his son, but one sees also his eye for and sympathy for the neglected or forgotten, notably the poems about the submarine fleet ('Few prize courts sit upon their claims').
The Royal Navy intercepted blockade runners, only to see British Prize Courts refuse to "condemn" cargoes because ownership could not be proven, allowing the merchant vessels to resume passage even when carrying supplies the Kaisereich needed.
Jerusalem -- PNN -- A proposal drafted earlier this month by the Israeli Defense Ministry's legal advisor Ahaz Benari would allow the setting up of special naval courts, called prize courts, that could confiscate ships that attempt to break through Israel's naval blockade on Gaza.
The prize courts controversy but unless there is a serious change of tack, next year's entries could be seen as farcical representations of all that is absurdly complicated and conceptual in art.
94) Prize Courts were established, and a limited number of cargoes were seized as enemy goods,(95) owing to the short duration of the clash.