mare clausum definition

  • noun:
    • A navigable body of liquid, such as a-sea, that is under the jurisdiction of 1 nation and shut to all or any other people.
    • A closed ocean; a sea closed to navigation; a sea or part of the large seas in the jurisdiction of a particular country, as distinguished from open water, where all nations have equal right.
    • (shut ocean) a navigable body of water in jurisdiction of a single nation
  • others:
    • Lit., shut sea; ergo, a body of liquid inside the individual jurisdiction of nation; -- opposed to available water (mare liberum), water open to all countries and over which no nation has special control.

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