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mare clausum

[mair-ee klaw-suh m, mahr-ey; Latin mah-re klou-soo m] /ˈmɛər i ˈklɔ səm, ˈmɑr eɪ; Latin ˈmɑ rɛ ˈklaʊ sʊm/
noun
1.
a body of navigable water under the sole jurisdiction of a nation.
Compare mare liberum.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin: closed sea
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mare clausum

/ˈmɑːreɪ ˈklaʊsʊm/
noun
1.
(law) a sea coming under the jurisdiction of one nation and closed to all others Compare mare liberum
Word Origin
Latin: closed sea
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