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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.
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territorial waters

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the waters over which a nation exercises jurisdiction and control
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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]
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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
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Translations
مِياه إقْليميَّه
výsostné vody
felségvizek
landhelgi
výsostné vody

territorial waters

plTerritorialgewässer pl
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territorial waters

nplacque fpl territoriali
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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.
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In fact, Article 12, Section 2 of the Constitution provides:"The state shall protect the nation's marine wealth in its archipelagic waters, territorial sea, and exclusive economic zone, and reserve its use and enjoyment exclusively to Filipino citizens."Nonetheless, Tolentino would give the Presidentcarte blanche.
'The State shall protect the nation's marine wealth in its archipelagic waters, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone, and reserve its use and enjoyment exclusively to Filipino citizens.'
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All maritime related activities including infrastructure development can be conducted on the sea and along the coast within the legally demarcated classification of the maritime zones: baseline (starting point), internal waters, territorial waters (up to 12 nautical miles from baseline), contiguous zone (up to 24 nautical miles), Exclusive Economic Zone (up to 200 nautical miles from baseline).
* Tributaries--Waters that have a bed, bank, and an ordinary high water mark (OHWM) which contribute flow, either directly or through another water, to interstate waters, territorial seas, or impoundments.
(108) Today, these regions include internal waters, territorial seas, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone, archipelagic waters, and the high seas.
"While the Government of Pakistan reserves its right to seek suitable revision of this notification, any claim India makes on the basis of Indian notification to extend its sovereignty and jurisdiction on Pakistani waters or extend its internal waters, territorial sea, Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf is, therefore, not acceptable to Pakistan," the letter added.
China on Thursday released a defense white paper in which it clarified that its national defense is tasked to ''guard against and resist aggression, defend the security of China's lands, inland waters, territorial waters and airspace, safeguard its maritime rights and interests.''
It aims to serve as a basis for sketching out rules on member states' control powers over the different sea areas - internal waters, territorial waters and international waters - with particular emphasis on member state authorities' obligations in the seas of other member states or in those belonging to third countries from which clandestine migrants set off to reach European shores.
vessels or facilities have released hazardous substances into the navigable waters, territorial sea or shoreline of the claimants' country.