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right of search

n. pl. rights of search
The right of a warring nation to stop a neutral vessel on the high seas and search it for contraband.
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right of search

n
(Military) the right of a belligerent to stop and search neutral merchant ships on the high seas in wartime
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Noun1.right of search - the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the high seas in wartime and search them
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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