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twelve-mile limit

[twelv-mahyl] /ˈtwɛlvˌmaɪl/
noun
1.
the offshore boundary of a state, extending 12 miles (19 km) at sea.
Compare three-mile limit.
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twelve-mile limit

noun
1.
the offshore boundary 12 miles from the coast claimed by some states as marking the extent of their territorial jurisdiction
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