Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Man of war Definition:

A vessel under military (naval or navy) command.

A man-of-war is a vessel commanded by a duly commissioned naval officer and manned by a crew under the naval discipline.1


  • NOTE 1: Published at Part III: Territorial Waters [legislation] 23 Special Number Am. J. Int'l L. Spec. Sup. 243 (1929), at page 377, §2.

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