territorial waters


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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.

territorial waters

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the waters over which a nation exercises jurisdiction and control

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]
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
Translations
مِياه إقْليميَّه
výsostné vody
felségvizek
landhelgi
výsostné vody

territorial waters

plTerritorialgewässer pl

territorial waters

nplacque fpl territoriali

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.
References in classic literature ?
Shells were falling all round till a tiny French gunboat came out of Bayonne and shooed the Numancia away out of territorial waters.
That source allows the United States to define and punish crimes committed by its citizens on U.S.-flagged vessels (such as the Matanuska) operating in foreign territorial waters. "[T]he United States' authority over its flagged vessels while they are in foreign territorial waters is not exclusive -- the coastal state has a concurrent interest in regulating the conduct aboard vessels within its territorial waters."
The ship was in an area that could be considered Russian territorial waters when it was spotted, but the warning shots were fired in the high seas close to Japanese territorial waters, the officials said.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the clarification after announcing last week that 'all foreign vessels passing our territorial waters must notify and get clearance from the proper government authority well in advance of the actual passage.'
Yesterday, Singapore lodged a protest with the Malaysian government over several alleged actions that encroached its borders, and had warned that it will take firm action against intrusions and unauthorised activities in its territorial waters.
The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) had earlier on December arrested 28 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.
"Yesterday, the IRGC forces in the second naval zone seized a fishing vessel belonging to Saudi Arabia near Farsi Island in the territorial waters of Bushehr province (Southern Iran)," Head of the Public Relations of Bushehr province's Fishery Department Ardeshir Yarahmadi said on Saturday.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned fishermen against working in territorial waters of neighbouring countries.
The Qatari Coastlines and Border Authority reported the case to the Maritime Operations Center at 11:20 am as the boat was seized for illegally entering the Qatari territorial waters
Umm Al Quwain: The Nine fishermen who have been held by Iran since November 8 for allegedly trespassing into Iranian territorial waters arrived home safely on Thursday evening after their families asked the authorities for help, Gulf News has learnt.
The Iranian authority is being urged to release four Emirati fishermen, along with five Asians, facing trial on charges of allegedly trespassing Iranian territorial waters while fishing.