law of nations
Date: circa 1548 international law

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • law of nations — law of na·tions: jus gentium Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. law of nations …   Law dictionary

  • Law of nations — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • law of nations — n. INTERNATIONAL LAW * * * …   Universalium

  • law of nations — n. INTERNATIONAL LAW …   English World dictionary

  • Law of nations — Nation Na tion, n. [F. nation, L. natio nation, race, orig., a being born, fr. natus, p. p. of nasci, to be born, for gnatus, gnasci, from the same root as E. kin. [root]44. See {Kin} kindred, and cf. {Cognate}, {Natal}, {Native}.] 1. (Ethnol.) A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • law of nations — law′ of na′tions n. law international law • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • law of nations — noun the body of laws governing relations between nations (Freq. 6) • Syn: ↑international law • Ant: ↑civil law (for: ↑international law) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • law of nations — international law, regulations accepted by developed nations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • law of nations — noun Law international law …   English new terms dictionary

  • law of nations. — See international law. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

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