law of the flag

Definition of law of the flag

: the law of the sovereign state under whose protection a ship is registered and whose flag the ship flies

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“Law of the flag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20of%20the%20flag. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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