mare-liberum

mare liberum

[mair-ee lib-er-uhm, mahr-ey; Latin mah-re lee-be-room]
noun
a body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access.
Compare mare clausum.


Origin:
1645–55; < Latin: free sea

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mare liberum (ˈmɑːreɪ ˈliːbərʊm)
 
n
law Compare mare clausum a sea open to navigation by shipping of all nations
 
[Latin: free sea]

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