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international law

noun
1.
the body of rules that nations generally recognize as binding in their conduct toward one another.
Also called law of nations.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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international law

noun
1.
the body of rules generally recognized by civilized nations as governing their conduct towards each other and towards each other's subjects
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international law definition


A body of rules and principles that govern the relations among nations. (See Geneva Conventions and International Court of Justice.)

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