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Meaning of MARE CLAUSUM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (closed sea) a navigable body of water under the jurisdiction of a single nation
 
 See Also: waterway

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma"re clau"sum\ [L.] (Internat. Law)
Lit., closed sea; hence, a body of water within the separate
jurisdiction of the nation; -- opposed to {open sea}, the
water open to all nations and over which no single nation has
special control.

 

 

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