Definition of Sea lawyer
1. Noun. An argumentative and contentious seaman.
Medical Definition of Sea lawyer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Lawyer
Literary usage of Sea lawyer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Na Motu: Or, Reef-rovings in the South Seas by Edward T. Perkins (1854)
"Fetch on the bracelets here, some one," shouted Mr. Grasper ; " we've found a live sea-lawyer, and the cap'n's just got out a writ of habeas corpus. ..."
2. Na Motu, Or, Reef-rovings in the South Seas by Edward T. Perkins (1854)
"... found a live sea-lawyer, and the cap'n's just got out a writ of habeas corpus." Bill was speedily ironed, and escorted below by two or three officers, ..."
3. Handbook of Maritime Rights, and the Declaration of Paris Considered by Henry Alexander Munro-Butler-Johnstone (1876)
"than four admirals* (an unprecedented fact I believe in the history of journalism) respond to the challenge of the sea-lawyer, and pledge their professional ..."
4. Side-lights on English Society: Sketches from Life, Social & Satirical by Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (1883)
"He merely gives them recommendations to the sea-lawyer, whose bills of costs he is ready to certify, and with whom he is privately in partnership. ..."
5. Fraser's Magazine (1876)
"that there was a ' sea-lawyer ' among the ordinary crew, and without any difficulty retained him at a moderate cost on behalf of the other paper. ..."