AFFREIGHTMENT

affreightment ([schwa]-frayt-m[schwa]nt). The contracting of a ship to carry cargo. — Also termed charter of affreightment; (in French law) affretement; (in Law Latin) affrectamentum. See CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT. [Cases: Shipping 104. C.J.S. Shipping §§ 247–250, 252–254.]