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postliminium

[pohst-luh-min-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural post·li·min·i·a [pohst-luh-min-ee-uh] /ˌpoʊst ləˈmɪn i ə/. International Law.
  1. postliminy.
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Origin of postliminium

From Latin; see origin at postliminy
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Historical Examples

  • For a thing is lost in the same manner as it is recovered by postliminium.

    The Rights of War and Peace

    Hugo Grotius

  • So that during the time of a truce, the right of postliminium cannot be claimed.

  • As to the law of postliminium, horses, mules, and ships are considered in the same light as slaves.

  • According to the language of the ancient Romans, even free men might be restored by the right of postliminium.

  • The right of postliminium may extend to those, who are seized and detained in an enemy's country upon the breaking out of war.