The running of one vessel into another vessel which is not under way; technically, to be distinguished from a collision between vessels, both of which are under way.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Allision — Al*li sion, n. [L. allisio, fr. allidere, to strike or dash against; ad + laedere to dash against.] The act of dashing against, or striking upon. [1913 Webster] The boisterous allision of the sea. Woodward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allision — /euh lizh euhn/, n. Law. the striking of one ship by another. [1625 35; < LL allision (s. of allisio), equiv. to allis(us) struck at, ptp. of allidere (al AL + lid strike (comb. form of laed ; see LESION) + tus ptp. suffix) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • allision — əˈlizhən, aˈ noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin allision , allisio, from Latin allisus (past participle of allidere to strike against, from ad + lidere, from laedere to hurt) + ion , io ion more at lesion 1. obsolete : the action of dashing …   Useful english dictionary

  • allision — noun a) The act of dashing against or striking upon. b) The act of striking a fixed object, compare collision: the act of striking another vessel …   Wiktionary

  • Allision — Al|li|si|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. allisio zu allidere »anschlagen«> (veraltet) das Anstoßen, Anschlagen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • allision — al·li·sion …   English syllables

  • allision —   n. intentional collision, especially of ships …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • allision — The running of one vessel into or against another, as distinguished from a collision, i. e., the running of two vessels against each other. But this distinction is not very carefully observed …   Black's law dictionary

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