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three-mile limit

[three-mahyl] /ˈθriˌmaɪl/
noun, International Law.
the limit of the marine belt of three miles (4.8 km), which is included within the jurisdiction of the state possessing the coast.
Origin of three-mile limit
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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three-mile limit

(international law) the range of a nation's territorial waters, extending to three nautical miles from shore
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