The payment made by each of two or more people in respect of damage or a loss for which they are jointly liable. In tort, when two or more people are jointly liable for the same damage and the person injured has recovered his losses from one of them, that person may seek contributions from the other tortfeasors (see civil liability contribution; joint tortfeasors). In the case of a general-average loss (see average), the person who has sustained the loss is entitled to contributions from others with an interest in the property. See also Part 20 claim.
Subjects: International Law.