What is Touch?

Legal Definition
In insurance law. To stop at a port If there be liberty granted by the policy to touch or to touch and stay, at an intermediate port on the passage, the better opinion now is that the insured may trade there, when consistent with the object and the furtherance of the adventure, by breaking bulk or by discharging and taking in cargo, provided it produces no unnecessary delay, nor enhances nor varies the risk. 3 Kent, Comm. 314.
-- Black's Law Dictionary