inland water

noun

Definition of inland water

1 : any of the waters (as lakes, canals, rivers, watercourses, inlets, and bays) within the territory of a state as contrasted with the open seas or marginal waters bordering another state subject to various sovereign rights of the bordering state usually used in plural
2 : water of the interior that does not border upon marginal or high seas or is above the rise and fall of the tides usually used in plural — compare marginal sea, territorial sea, territorial water

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“Inland water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inland%20water. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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