right of approach

Definition of right of approach

: the right of a man-of-war to approach and in time of war to board and inspect a merchant ship at sea in order to ascertain her nationality without interfering with her voyage

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“Right of approach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20of%20approach. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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