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Examples from the Web for ligan
Ligan, lī′gan, n. goods sunk at sea, with a float attached for recovery.
If they continue at sea, the law distinguishes them by the barbarous and uncouth appellations of jetsam, flotsam, and ligan.Commentaries on the Laws of England
Flotsam, jetsam and ligan belong to the sovereign in the absence only of the true owner.
- a variant of lagan
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