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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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Justice Department officials on Thursday confirmed that the vessel, the Wise Honest, is approaching U.S. territorial waters in American Samoa, in coordination with the U.S.
Putinfleshed out his warning in detail for the first time, saying Russia could deploy hypersonic missiles on ships and submarines which could lurk outside U.S. territorial waters if Washington now moved to deploy intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe.
It has not entered U.S. territorial waters," said spokeswoman Lt.
personnel can offer those nations lessons learned from experience performing law enforcement missions in U.S. territorial waters and around South America.
* conducting other typical Coast Guard missions (such as search and rescue, law enforcement, and protection of marine resources) in Arctic waters, including U.S. territorial waters north of Alaska.
(11) Helman responded that DOHSA was inapplicable because the crash occurred not on the "high seas," but a mere nine and a half miles from shore--well within U.S. territorial waters. (12) In siding with Alcoa, the district court found that, because the "high seas" referred only to the qualifying phrase "beyond 3 nautical miles" in the adjacent statutory text, DOHSA governed and thus preempted all non-DOHSA claims arising from the Knighthawk accident.