postliminy

postliminy

[pohst-lim-uh-nee]
noun International Law.
the right by which persons and things taken in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin postlīminium resumption of rights or recovery of property after return from exile or captivity. See post-, liminal, -ium

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postliminy or postliminium (pəʊstˈlɪmɪnɪ, ˌpəʊstlɪˈmɪnɪəm)
 
n , pl -inies, -inia
international law the right by which persons and property seized in war are restored to their former status on recovery
 
[C19: (in this sense): from Latin postlīminium a return behind one's threshold, from līmen threshold]
 
postliminium or postliminium (pəʊstˈlɪmɪnɪ, ˌpəʊstlɪˈmɪnɪəm, -ɪnɪə)
 
n
 
[C19: (in this sense): from Latin postlīminium a return behind one's threshold, from līmen threshold]

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