visit and search

visit and search
The right of a belligerent growing out of the greater right of capture, being the right to visit and search a neutral vessel on the high seas for goods of the enemy and contraband of war which such vessel may be carrying. 56AmJ1stWar § 152. The right of an officer of the customs to hail, stop, and board a vessel and to search it and the cargo aboard in the course of enforcing the payment of customs duties. 21 Am J2d Cost & D § 113.

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