In the Factors Act 1889 it is included in the phrase "document of title" and is defined as any document or writing, being evidence of the title of any person therein named ... to the property in any goods or merchandise lying in any warehouse or wharf and signed or certified by the person having the custody of the goods. It passes by indorsement and delivery and transfers the absolute right to the goods described in it.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 364.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dock Warrant". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 364.
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