- An item of loss or damages, as breakage in transit; an inevitable loss over a period of time in some lines of business, such as hotels, restaurants, electric companies, etc. As the word is used in a bill of lading exempting the carrier for loss by breaking, it refers to the breakage of' goods, wares, and merchandise, other than living animals, and does not include the breaking of a horse's leg. Coupland v Housatonic Railroad Co. 61 Conn 531, 23 A 870. As the term is used in connection with pari-mutuel betting, it means the odd cents of all redistributions exceeding a sum equal to the next lowest multiple of' five. Wise v Delaware Steeplechase & Race Asso. 28 Del Ch 532, 45 A2d 547, 165 ALR 830. See broken.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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