Admiralty Court

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Admiralty Court

Any court that has jurisdiction over maritime law. This jurisdiction covers criminal and civil law, torts, and many other things. In the United Kingdom, admiralty courts sit very rarely. In the United States, ordinary federal district courts are considered admiralty courts when the dispute involves maritime law.
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