From WikiPOBia

Revision as of 07:11, 7 October 2007 by Nyden (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Current revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

An armed vessel not belonging to a national navy, but given permission by a belligerent nation to engage in war on its behalf. The government of the nation would provide the captain of the privateer with a document called a Letter of Marque and Reprisal

Personal tools