mare liberum
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, free sea Date: 1652 1. a navigable body of water (as a sea) that is open to all nations 2. freedom of the seas

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  • mare liberum — n. [L., free sea.] A navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access; the opposite of {mare clausum}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mare liberum — Mare liberum, s. Meer (S. 532) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mare liberum — [mä΄rā lē′bə rəm] n. [L, free sea] a sea open to all nations …   English World dictionary

  • Mare Liberum — For the Latin term mare liberum meaning waters outside of national jurisdiction, see International waters. Mare Liberum   …   Wikipedia

  • Mare liberum — Das Seerecht ist eine der ältesten Regelungsmaterien des Völkerrechts. Es erstreckt sich auf das freie Meer und die den Küsten vorgelagerten Hoheitsgewässer, aber nicht auf Binnengewässer (Flüsse oder Seen) im Inland. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mare liberum — /mair ee lib euhr euhm, mahr ay/; Lat. /mah rdde lee be rddoom / a body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access. Cf. mare clausum. [1645 55; < L: free sea] * * * …   Universalium

  • mare liberum — n. (Latin) literal meaning free sea , sea open to all, sea open to navigation by vessels of all countries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mare liberum — [ˌmα:reɪ li:bərʊm, lʌɪbərəm] noun (plural maria libera ˌmα:rɪə li:bərə, lʌɪbərə) Law the sea open to all nations. Origin L., lit. free sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • mare liberum — ma•re li•be•rum [[t]ˈmɛər i ˈlɪb ər əm, ˈmɑr eɪ[/t]] n. gov a body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access • Etymology: < L: free sea …   From formal English to slang

  • mare liberum — noun (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access • Hypernyms: ↑waterway …   Useful english dictionary

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