In European maritime legislation. A document furnished because of the builder of a vessel, containing a register of the woman admeasurement, particularizing the space, breadth, and measurements of any an element of the ship. It often also incorporates the terms of arrangement between the party for whoever account the ship is created, as well as the shipbuilder. It's been called in English the "grand costs of sale;" in French, "contrat de building ou de la rente d'un vaisseau," and corresponds in outstanding degree with the English, French, and American "register," (q. v.,) becoming an equally essential document on lawful ownership of vessels. Jac. Sea rules, 12, 13, and note. Inside Danish law, its regularly denote the contract of bottomry.