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 (grō′shē-əs, -shəs), Hugo Originally Huig de Groot. 1583-1645.
Dutch jurist, politician, and theologian whose major work Of the Law of War and Peace (1625) is considered the first comprehensive treatise on international law.
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(Biography) Hugo, original name Huig de Groot. 1583–1645, Dutch jurist and statesman, whose De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625) is regarded as the foundation of modern international law
ˈGrotian adj
ˈGrotianism n
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(ˈgroʊ ʃi əs)

Hugo (Huig De Groot), 1583–1645, Dutch jurist and statesman.
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Noun1.Grotius - Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
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(32) Robert Keohane, in what is possibly one of the first scholarly accounts of middle powers in world politics, defines such countries as system-affecting ones, as they 'cannot hope to affect the [international] system acting alone [but] can nevertheless exert significant impact on the system by working through small groups or alliances or through universal or regional international organizations.' (33) In the absence of abundant material capabilities, a country will rely on reputational goods and well-established legal frameworks as a means to reach the best outcomes in international relations, as well as to protect itself from the outside world--an IR perspective somewhat inspired by Hugo Grotius and his school of thought, known as 'rationalism' or 'Grotianism'.
Kingsbury has further suggested that the way forward for international law is through Grotianism. In his summary, the new Grotian theory will "define and differentiate international law, separating the subject with clarity from other intellectual disciplines in order then to engage coherently with them." Benedict Kingsbury, The International Legal Order, in THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LEGAL STUDIES 271, 295 (Peter Cane & Mark Tushnet eds., 2003).