\mˈɑːk], \mˈɑːk], \m_ˈɑː_k]\
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By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
A license granted by a state to make reprisals at sea on the subjects of another; a ship commissioned to make reprisals. See Mark.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Only now used in letters of marque, a licence or commission granted by a sovereign to the commander or owner of a private vessel in time of war to seize the ships of his enemy; the ship so commissioned is usually called a privateer.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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- A constituent common wax soluble in alcohol; waxy substance obtained from alcohol digested on grated cork; an ore of cerium. The part of bees wax soluble in boiling alcohol.