Oleron, laws of


Oleron, laws of
Set of codes relating to maritime law thought to have been instituted in England by Richard I. They regulated all relationships between captains and their men, and their employers; they also had to do with the laws of wrecks. Some of the laws deal with violence onboard ship, e.g. if murder was committed at sea, the murderer should be tied to the body of the victim and thrown overboard. Another states that for punching someone a man should be ducked three times. They were first printed in 1494. (An equivalent collection of laws, though of earlier date, pertaining to France and Spain, was known as the Consolat del Mar.) The laws are to be found in the Black Book of the *Admiralty. Oleron is a small island in the bay of Biscay. -

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  • Oleron, Laws of — /loz av owlaron/ A code of maritime laws published at the island of Oleron in the twelfth century by Eleanor of Guienne. They were adopted in England successively under Richard I, Henry III, and Edward III, and are often cited before the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • laws of Oleron — See Oleron, laws of …   Black's law dictionary

  • laws of Oleron — See Oleron, laws of …   Black's law dictionary

  • Oléron — Coordinates: 45°54′N 1°18′W / 45.9°N 1.3°W / 45.9; 1.3 …   Wikipedia

  • Laws of Oleron — A code of maritime laws which are received by all nations in Europe as the ground and foundation of all their maritime constitutions. This code was compiled by Richard the First at the Isle of Oleron on the coast of France which was then a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Laws of Oleron — /loz av owlaron/ A code of maritime laws published at the island of Oleron in the twelfth century by Eleanor of Guienne. They were adopted in England successively under Richard I, Henry III, and Edward III, and are often cited before the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Oleron — See Laws of Oleron …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Rolls of Oléron — The Rolls of Oléron ( Rôles d Oléron , also known as the Judgments of Oleron and the Rules of Oléron ) were the first formal statement of maritime or admiralty laws in northwestern Europe.They were promulgated by Eleanor of Aquitaine on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rules of Oleron — See Laws of Oleron …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • law — That which is laid down, ordained, or established. A rule or method according to which phenomena or actions co exist or follow each other. Law, in its generic sense, is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and …   Black's law dictionary


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