maritime law

noun
the body of law relating to maritime commerce and navigation, and to maritime matters generally.

Origin:
1860–65

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maritime law

noun
the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc. 
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Numerous maritime law enforcement and fire-rescue units responded as part of an extensive search for the missing diver.
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