Definition of Ligan

1. Noun. Goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered.

Exact synonyms: Lagan, Lagend
Generic synonyms: Wreckage

Definition of Ligan

1. n. Goods sunk in the sea, with a buoy attached in order that they may be found again. See Jetsam and Flotsam.

Definition of Ligan

1. lagan [n -S] - See also: lagan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligan

ligamentum transversum scapulae superius
ligamentum trapezoideum
ligamentum triangulare dextrum
ligamentum triangulare sinistrum
ligamentum tuberculi costae
ligamentum ulnocarpale palmare
ligamentum umbilicale laterale
ligamentum umbilicale mediale
ligamentum umbilicale medianum
ligamentum venae cavae sinistrae
ligamentum venosum
ligamentum ventriculare
ligamentum vestibulare
ligamentum vocale
ligan (current term)
ligand-gated channel
ligand binding site
ligand field theory
ligand induced endocytosis

Literary usage of Ligan

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1. A Treatise of the Law of Waters: Including the Law Relating to Rights in the by Humphry William Woolrych (1853)
"(n) Flotsam, jetsam, and ligan, being on the land, pass by the grant of ... (m) Or ligan—when such goods cast into the sea, are so heavy that they sink to ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"king's grant to a man of wrecks, things jetsam, flotsam, and ligan will not pass." § 411. (2) Statutes protecting wrecks; salvage.—"Wrecks, in their legal ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharwood, Barron Field (1866)
"(J) But it ia otherwise of tilings flotsam, jetsam. and ligan; for over them the admiral hath jurisdiction, as they are in and upon the sea. ..."

4. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"... a continuation of the Bay of I ligan. NUTMEG. This is the fruit of the Myristica moschata, the true nutmeg-, a tr-сi= of the natural order of ..."

5. Hall's Essay on the Rights of the Crown and the Privileges of the Subject in by Robert Gream Hall, Richard Loveland Loveland (1875)
"... and ligan, or of royal fish, or of ports, or the liberty of digging for sand, or shells, &c., will not be sufficient to establish an absolute ownership ..."

6. Political Dictionary: Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both by Charles Knight (1846)
"But is it not then a fault to entice others to imprudence, knowing how much more easily men are induced to be imprudent than to be prudent ? ligan. ..."

7. Novels, Poems and Letters of Charles Kingsley by Charles Kingsley (1899)
"CHAPTER IV FLOTSAM, JETSAM, AND ligan ABOUT nine o'clock the next morning, Gentleman Jan strolled into Dr. ..."

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