mare nostrum

noun
ma·re no·strum | \ˈmär-(ˌ)ā-ˈnōs-trəm \

Definition of mare nostrum 

: a navigable body of water (such as a sea) that belongs to a single nation or is mutually shared by two or more nations

First Known Use of mare nostrum

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mare nostrum

New Latin, literally, our sea

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