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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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Van Baerle was sufficiently versed in the history of his country to know that the celebrated Grotius was confined in that castle after the death of Barneveldt; and that the States, in their generosity to the illustrious publicist, jurist, historian, poet, and divine, had granted to him for his daily maintenance the sum of twenty-four stivers.
"I," said Van Baerle to himself, "I am worth much less than Grotius. They will hardly give me twelve stivers, and I shall live miserably; but never mind, at all events I shall live."
It was long ago remarked by Grotius, that nothing but the hatred of his countrymen to the house of Austria kept them from being ruined by the vices of their constitution.
That the investigation of the fundamental principles of government was deeply implicated in these dissensions is evident from the immortal work of Grotius, upon the rights of war and peace, which undoubtedly originated from them.
Chapters are devoted to the ideas of the Ancient Greek Stoics and Cynics, Roman philosopher Cicero, Hugo Grotius, and Adam Smith.
In addition to translating Wickert and occasionally writing poetry, he has published essays on Old and Middle English literature, translated Latin verses by Hugo Grotius and John Barclay, and written a series of articles explicating the Vox Clamantis' sixth book, a verse translation of which he has also contributed to the Gower Project Wiki Translation.
This monograph examines the contributions of Francisco Suarez and Hugo Grotius to international law and, specifically, to the concept of the law of nations.
Rather than brusquely dismissing the likes of Grotius and Locke from the Canadian story because, he asserts, neither seriously considered extending equal rights to all human beings, he might have enriched his analysis of human rights in Canada by exploring how Charles Taylor, relying on Anderson and the seminal work of Jurgen Habermas, has illuminated how Grotius and Locke, among others, bequeathed the imaginative moral terrain on which rights that are prior to and untouchable by political structures--human rights--first became visible.
Grotius on Property and the Right of Necessity, DENNIS KLIMCHUK
"Many international lawyers have supported the idea of humanitarian intervention, including the 'father of international law' Hugo Grotius," they wrote, adding that "Nevertheless no such doctrine has been formally incorporated into international law and there has been widespread resistance to the notion that the role of the UN Security Council in authorizing the use of force can be overridden."
The man often called the father of international law, Hugo Grotius, wrote his master work De jure belli ac pacis in the early seventeenth century.
That made sense, and even the famous Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote an international law paper defending Dutch raids on Portuguese shipping as enemies of the state.