Affreightment



to charter (a ship) as a freight carrier.
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Charter-party, chrt′ėr-pr′ti, n. the common written form in which the contract of affreightment is expressed—viz.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun
a contract hiring a ship to carry goods

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