family of nations

Definition of family of nations

1 : the group of nations recognized as having equal status under international law oceans are regarded as the common property of the family of nations
2 : a group of nations united by common historical, political, or ideological ties members of the British family of nations— Herbert Dorn

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“Family of nations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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