What does DROIT DE BRIS mean?

DROIT DE BRIS meaning in Law Dictionary

right previously advertised by the lords of coasts of particular partsof France, to shipwrecks, in which not just the house, however the persons of the whowere cast away, had been confiscated the prince who had been lord associated with the shore. Otherwisecalled "droit de bris sur le naufragc." This correct prevailed chiefly in Bretagne, and wassolemnly abrogated by Henry III. as duke of Normandy, Aquitaine. and Guienne, in acharter approved A. D. 1220, maintained one of the moves at Bordeaux.