Postliminy
Postliminium Post`li*min"i*um, Postliminy Post*lim"i*ny, n. [L. postliminium, post after + limen, liminis, a threshold.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The return to his own country, and his former privileges, of a person who had gone to sojourn in a foreign country, or had been banished, or taken by an enemy. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

2. (Internat. Law) The right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former state when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged. --Kent. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • postliminy — /pohst lim euh nee/, n. Internat. Law. the right by which persons and things taken in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged. [1650 60; < L postliminium resumption of rights… …   Universalium

  • postliminy — pəʊst lɪmÉ™nɪ n. right to reclaim citizenship (of a person returning to his native country) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postliminy — post·lim·i·ny …   English syllables

  • postliminy — /poʊstˈlɪməni/ (say pohst limuhnee) noun the right by which persons and things taken in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged. {Latin postlīminium} …   Australian English dictionary

  • postliminy — /powstlimaniy/ See postliminium …   Black's law dictionary

  • postliminy — The law under which property, if taken by an enemy in time of war, is restored to its former state, upon coming again under the power of the nation to which it formerly belonged. Herbert v Moore (Tex) 1 Dall 592, 593. The resumption by a prisoner …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • postliminy — n. 1 (in international law) the restoration to their former status of persons and things taken in war. 2 (in Roman law) the right of a banished person or captive to resume civic privileges on return from exile. Etymology: L postliminium (as POST …   Useful english dictionary

  • jus postliminii — /jus pohst leuh min ee uy /, Internat. Law. postliminy. [ < L: right of postliminy] * * * …   Universalium

  • postliminium — /pohst leuh min ee euhm/, n., pl. postliminia / min ee euh/. Internat. Law. postliminy. [ < L; see POSTLIMINY] * * * …   Universalium

  • jus postliminii — ˌpōstləˈminēˌī noun Etymology: Latin, right of return to one s threshold Roman law : postliminium * * * /jus pohst leuh min ee uy /, Internat. Law. postliminy. [ < L: right of postliminy] …   Useful english dictionary

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