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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.
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territorial waters

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the waters over which a nation exercises jurisdiction and control
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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]
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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
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Translations
مِياه إقْليميَّه
výsostné vody
felségvizek
landhelgi
výsostné vody

territorial waters

plTerritorialgewässer pl
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territorial waters

nplacque fpl territoriali
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Lorenzana said the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) would identify steps to deal with the unauthorized entry of foreign vessels in the country's territorial seas, following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive requiring these ships to seek clearance before passing through.
Admiral Lord West, a Labour peer and former First Sea Lord, said the email showed the UK has "insufficient assets to patrol and look after our exclusive economic zone for fisheries, and also our territorial seas".
"The total area of these geologic features, including their territorial seas if any, is less than seven percent of the West Philippine Sea," he pointed out.
"The US Pacific Fleet has been monitoring a Chinese navy surveillance ship operating in the vicinity of Hawaii outside US territorial seas," US Navy Captain Charles Brown announced in a statement as quoted in a CNN report.
* Waters, including wetlands, lakes, ponds, and similar waters, that are adjacent to traditional navigable waters, interstate waters, and the territorial seas.
Convention on the Law of the Sea, vessels of every country have the right to sail through territorial seas as long as they do not harm the safety of the countries concerned.
(6) Over the past twenty years, European states have developed this practice by striking deals with African nations to support maritime interdictions in their territorial seas. (7) As a military operation designed to limit the number of migrants in reach of Europe's borders, Operation Sophia expressly follows in this trend.
(2) There are several reasons why [section] 7(3) cannot be extraterritorial and reach conduct in foreign territory or anywhere else outside the borders of the United States and its territorial seas. First, the express focus and plain meaning of the subsection concerns "territorial jurisdiction of the United States." (3) Second, the legislative history of the precursor to [section] 7(3) clearly addressed territorially and geographically limited jurisdiction with respect to federal lands within the borders of the United States.
(108) Today, these regions include internal waters, territorial seas, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone, archipelagic waters, and the high seas.
5928 would likely affect the scope of domestic legislation focused on the territorial seas where the statute "invoke[s] the concept of the territorial sea...." See id.
The "high seas" are defined in the 1958 Convention on the High Seas as "all parts of the sea that are not included in the territorial sea or in the internal waters of a [s]tate." (30) A maritime country's "territorial seas" are defined in the 1958 Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone as "a belt of sea adjacent to its coast." (31) "Waters on the landward side of the baseline of the territorial sea form part of the internal waters of the [s]tate." (32) Both treaties were ratified by the U.S.