Marine league

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three geographical miles.

See also: Marine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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compared to that of the coastal states which boast a three marine league
as three marine leagues from the coast, including all islands.
Engerrand, DOHSA's Reach: What Are the High Seas Beyond a Marine League From Shore?, 1 LOY.
The district court found "persuasive the [portion of the] dissenting opinion of Judge Sotomayor" stating that, by including the phrase "beyond a marine league," Congress intended to avoid confusion and make clear that DOHSA only applied outside state territorial boundaries.
In 1916, the phrase "beyond a marine league [i.e., three nautical miles] from the shore of any [s]tate..." was added after "on the high seas" to emphasize that the territorial seas and navigable internal waters of the U.S.
The most natural reading of this text is that a death must occur both on the high seas and beyond a marine league from the shore for DOHSA to apply.
* 33 AND COUNTING: Jordan Rhodes celebrates his latest goal, against Rochdale, with Danny Ward * PRIZE TIME: Town's commercial director Sean Jarvis receives the Tokio Marine League I Family Club of the Year award from Andrea Brown, of the Football League.
Before the film started, Thad Lukasik, a Marine League member who helped organize the event, welcomed an audience that included veterans, Marines and their family members, plus a few surprised people who just came to see the film.
Dove Marine League have only 20 places and booking is essential.
I was a 6-foot-2 center and the highlight of my high school career was winning the Marine League championship for the first time in Westchester's history.
(77) This draft granted a wrongful death remedy in the federal district courts in admiralty for deaths caused by wrongful acts on the high seas beyond a marine league from the shore of any state or on any navigable waters of the Panama Canal Zone, the District of Columbia or the territories or dependencies of the United States.
2085 was endorsed by the MLA and ABA (91) and was the result of a compromise by which a federal wrongful death action was enacted for the high seas beyond a marine league from shore (92) but the remedy for wrongful death in state territorial waters was left to state statutes.
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