Infra Praesidia Law and Legal Definition

Infra Praesidia is a Latin term meaning, “within the defenses”. It is commonly used in international law. It is used when someone who captures goods will be considered the owner of the goods if they are brought completely within the captor’s power. It is also known as intra praesidia, which refers to goods or persons taken by an enemy during war. Under the principle of infra praesidia, the captured person’s rights or goods are restored to pre-war status when the captured person returns.[Moxon v. The Fanny, 1793 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1 (D. Pa. 1793)].