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territorial waters

noun plural

Simple Definition of territorial waters

  • : the part of the ocean near a country's coast that is legally controlled by that country

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of territorial waters

  1. :  the waters under the sovereign jurisdiction of a nation or state including both marginal sea and inland waters

1841

First Known Use of territorial waters

1841


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territorial waters

noun plural territorial wa·ters

Legal Definition of territorial waters

  1. :  the waters under the sovereign jurisdiction of a nation or state including both marginal sea and inland waters




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