mare clausum

[mair-ee klaw-suhm, mahr-ey; Latin mah-re klou-soom]
a body of navigable water under the sole jurisdiction of a nation.
Compare mare liberum.

1645–55; < Latin: closed sea Unabridged
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mare clausum (ˈmɑːreɪ ˈklaʊsʊm)
law Compare mare liberum a sea coming under the jurisdiction of one nation and closed to all others
[Latin: closed sea]

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