Conditional Contraband Law and Legal Definition

Conditional contrabands are goods susceptible of being used for war like and peaceful purposes. For example, coal and food. They are goods having peaceful uses, but at the same time can be of assistance to a belligerent. Conditional contraband were formerly known as occasional contraband. They are different from absolute contrabands that are arms and ammunition and other goods of a military nature. Conditional contra-bands are also known as ancipitis usus.