law of nations


Origin:
1540–50

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law of nations
 
n
another term for international law

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By the original law of nations, war and extirpation were the punishment of injury.
Two counts of piracy under the law of nations, which each carry a mandatory penalty of life in prison.
Piracy under the law of nations, which carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison.
They find themselves incorporated into the fundamental law of nations.
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