international law

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of international law

: a body of rules that control or affect the rights of nations in their relations with each other

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First Known Use of international law

1789

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international law

noun

legal Definition of international law

: a body of laws, rules, or legal principles that are based on custom, treaties, or legislation and that control or affect the rights and duties of nations in relation to each other — compare internal law

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