DETAINMENT

Definition of DETAINMENT in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DETAINMENT

This term is used in policies of marine insurance, in the clause relating to "arrests, restraints, and detainments." The last two words are construed as equivalents, each meaning the effect of superior force operating directly on the vessel. Schmidt v. Insurance Co., 1 Johns., N.Y., 262, 3 Am.Dec. 319.

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