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1. The transportation of passengers and goods within the same country.
2. Law or policy protecting transporters of passengers and goods within a country from competition from foreign carriers.
[French, trade and navigation in coastal waters, especially those belonging to a single country, from caboter, to sail along a coast, perhaps from Spanish cabo, cape, from Latin caput, head; see cape2.]
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical coastal navigation or shipping, esp within the borders of one country
2. (Aeronautics) reservation to a country's carriers of its internal traffic, esp air traffic
[C19: from French, from caboter to sail near the coast, apparently from Spanish cabo cape2]
cab•o•tage(ˈkæb ə tɪdʒ, ˌkæb əˈtɑʒ)
navigation or trade along the coast.
[1825–35; < French, derivative of caboter to sail coastwise]
the act of navigating or trading along a coast.See also: Ships, Trade
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right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
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