mare liberum

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mare liberum

(ˈmɑːreɪ ˈliːbərʊm)
n
(Law) law a sea open to navigation by shipping of all nations
[Latin: free sea]

ma•re li•be•rum

(ˈmɛər i ˈlɪb ər əm, ˈmɑr eɪ)
n.
a body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access.
[< Latin: free sea]

mare liberum

a body or stretch of navigable water to which all nations or countries have unrestricted access. Cf. mare clausum.
See also: Sea
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mare liberum - (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal accessmare liberum - (free sea) a navigable body of water to which all nations have equal access
waterway - a navigable body of water
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