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Meaning of DROIT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Droit\, n. [F. See {Direct}.]
A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also,
in old law, the writ of right. -- Abbott.

{Droit d'aubaine}. See under {Aubaine}.

{Droits of the Admiralty} (Eng. Law), rights or perquisites
   of the Admiralty, arising from seizure of an enemy's ships
   in port on the breaking out of war, or those coming into
   port in ignorance of hostilities existing, or from such
   ships as are taken by noncommissioned captors; also, the
   proceeds of wrecks, and derelict property at sea. The
   droits of admiralty are now paid into the Exchequer for
   the public benefit.

 
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