respondentia


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respondentia

(ˌrɛspɒnˈdɛnʃɪə)
n
a loan upon a ship's cargo, which is repaid with interest if the ship reaches its destination, and if the ship does not, the loan is not repaid
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5) Early policies on hull and cargo were in the form of bottomry and respondentia.
He carefully details the methods used to transfer capital from London to India and, more fascinatingly, the various forms in which wealth came back: bills of exchange, respondentia on diamond securities, and Asian goods such as the fine cottons on which the East India Company allegedly had a monopoly.
considerable inconvenience is experienced by the European part of the community who resort to the Respondentia [later Strand Road] from the crowds of Native workmen and Coolies who make a thoroughfare of the Walk.
Durante el tiempo que paso en Westfalia, Rodrigo Botelho de Morais, uno de los plenipotenciarios portugueses en el "Congreso de la Paz General", estuvo permanentemente preocupado con el hecho de que la caballeria del obispo de Bremen se encontrase en las inmediaciones de Osnabruck "e nos tira os correos, & respondentia humana, apanhando-nos as cartas, e enserrando nos neste lugar .