uti possidetis(redirected from Uti possedetis)
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uti possidetis(ˈjuːtaɪ ˌpɒsɪˈdiːtɪs)
(Law) international law the rule that territory and other property remains in the hands of the belligerent state actually in possession at the end of a war unless otherwise provided for by treaty
[from Latin, literally: as you possess]