usque ad coelum

us·​que ad coe·​lum | \ ˈüskwāädˈkȯiləm, ˈəskwēadˈsēləm \

Definition of usque ad coelum

: up to the heavens : as far as heaven referring to a rule in law that the owner of land owns the air space above it indefinitely upward the Swiss Government announced that it adopted the principle of territoriality usque ad coelumTimes History of the War

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