three-mile limit


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three-mile limit

(thrē′mīl′)
n.
The outer limit of the area extending three miles out to sea from the coast of a country or state, traditionally considered to constitute the country or state's territorial waters.

three-mile limit

n
(Law) international law the range of a nation's territorial waters, extending to three nautical miles from shore

three′-mile` lim′it


n.
the outer limit of a three-mile belt of waters adjacent to a coast, regarded as under the jurisdiction of the state possessing the coast.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.three-mile limit - the limit of a nation's territorial waters
demarcation, demarcation line, limit - the boundary of a specific area
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