innocent passage

noun

Definition of innocent passage

: the right of a foreign ship in grave distress or when overcome by a force majeure to anchor in or stop at a port within the territorial waters of another state without being subject to the general jurisdiction of the latter

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“Innocent passage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innocent%20passage. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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