inland water

noun

Definition of inland water

  1. 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. 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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