three-mile limit


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three-mile limit

(thrē′mīl′)
n.
The outer limit of the area extending three miles out to sea from the coast of a country or state, traditionally considered to constitute the country or state's territorial waters.
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three-mile limit

n
(Law) international law the range of a nation's territorial waters, extending to three nautical miles from shore
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three′-mile` lim′it


n.
the outer limit of a three-mile belt of waters adjacent to a coast, regarded as under the jurisdiction of the state possessing the coast.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.three-mile limit - the limit of a nation's territorial waters
demarcation, demarcation line, limit - the boundary of a specific area
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In addition to the military response, Israel closed two border checkpoints and instituted a three-mile limit for Palestinian fishing boats.
Once you're past the three-mile limit offshore, give me a well full of big sardines and cigar minnows and you can keep your pogies.
SEA ANGLING EVENTS July 8: Bob White memorial match, all proceeds to charity, private, charter and kayaks welcome three-mile limit, entry PS10, anglers arrange own boat, jnrs must be with adult, prizes for h/fish h/flat, specimen, skippers trophy, jnrs and ladies plus prize table, reg Amble Angling Centre from 6.30am details 01665 711200.
Conwy County Council says the subsidies for some pupils living within the three-mile limit from Ysgol John Bright and Ysgol Aberconwy are "an anomaly", and that ending them would mean all pupils in the county are treated equally.
That is important because the state's taxing power does not apply beyond the three-mile limit. As a result, with the small exception noted below, beyond the three-mile limit the state generally receives no share of oil production revenue.
She even explained that management is regional within the three-mile limit but federal in waters between three and 200 miles, which results in more appropriate decisions locally - including the defence of small-scale fisheries.
The three-mile limit is not enough to accommodate Gaza's more than 3700 fishermen and serves only to deepen their poverty and that of their families.
The Israeli authorities have employed a shoot-to-kill policy on fishing boats operating outside the three-mile limit; Palestinian vessels have been impounded and at least x5 fishermen have lost their lives.
A Cardiff council spokeswoman said the residents of Ramsons Way were within the three-mile limit and were not entitled to free school transport but had been offered available spaces on a school bus service.
However, Sealand is six miles off the British coast in international waters, beyond the three-mile limit of British jurisdiction.
A judge ruled Sealand lay outside the three-mile limit of UK territorial waters and was therefore outside government control.