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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Cartel

CARTEL, noun

1. A writing or agreement between states at war, for the exchange of prisoners, or for some mutual advantage; also, a vessel employed to convey the messenger on this occasion.

2. A letter of defiance or challenge; a challenge to single combat. This sense the word has still in France and Italy; but with us it is obsolete.

CARTEL-ship, is a ship employed in the exchange of prisoners, or in carrying propositions to an enemy.

CARTEL, verb intransitive To defy.