Sal"vage (?; 48), n. [F. salvage,
OF. salver to save, F. sauver, fr. L. salvare.
See Save.] 1. The act of saving a vessel,
goods, or life, from perils of the sea.
Salvage of life from a British ship, or a
foreign ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of
goods. Encyc. Brit.
2. (Maritime Law) (a)
The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in
saving a ship or her cargo from peril. (b)
That part of the property that survives the peril and is
saved. Kent. Abbot.
Sal"vage, a. & n. Savage.