Letters of marque

Definition of Letters of marque

a license or extraordinary commission granted by a government to a private person to fit out a privateer or armed ship to cruise at sea and make prize of the enemy's ships and merchandise. The ship so commissioned is sometimes called a letter of marque.

See also: Marque

Related Words

letter of mark and reprisal, letter of marque, licence, license, permit
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