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territorial waters

pl.n.
Navigable waters at the boundary of a state or nation that are held to be within the jurisdiction of that nation or state, especially those ocean waters lying within 3 or 12 nautical miles (about 5.6 or 22.2 kilometers) off shore.

territorial waters

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the waters over which a nation exercises jurisdiction and control

ter′rito′rial wa′ters


n.pl.
the waters of a littoral state that are regarded as under the jurisdiction of the state: traditionally, those waters within three miles (4.8 km) of the shore.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.territorial waters - the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
briny, main - any very large body of (salt) water
high sea, international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
high sea, international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
Translations
مِياه إقْليميَّه
výsostné vody
felségvizek
landhelgi
výsostné vody

territorial waters

plTerritorialgewässer pl

territorial waters

nplacque fpl territoriali

territory

(ˈteritəri) plural ˈterritories noun
1. a stretch of land; a region. They explored the territory around the North Pole.
2. the land under the control of a ruler or state. British territory.
3. an area of interest, knowledge etc. Ancient history is outside my territory.
ˌterriˈtorial (-ˈtoː-) adjective
of or belonging to (especially national) territory. territorial rights/claims.
territorial waters
the sea close to a country, considered to belong to it.
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