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postliminy

[pohst-lim-uh-nee] /poʊstˈlɪm ə ni/
noun, International Law.
1.
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
1650-1660
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

/pəʊstˈlɪmɪnɪ/
noun (pl) -inies, -inia (-ɪnɪə)
1.
(international law) the right by which persons and property seized in war are restored to their former status on recovery
Word Origin
C19: (in this sense): from Latin postlīminium a return behind one's threshold, from līmen threshold
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