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uti possidetis

[yoo-tahy pos-i-dee-tis] /ˈyu taɪ ˌpɒs ɪˈdi tɪs/
noun, International Law.
the principle that vests in either of the belligerents at the end of a war all territory actually occupied and controlled by them.
Origin of uti possidetis
From the Latin word utī possidētis literally, as you possess, as you hold Unabridged
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uti possidetis

/ˈjuːtaɪ ˌpɒsɪˈdiːtɪs/
(international law) the rule that territory and other property remains in the hands of the belligerent state actually in possession at the end of a war unless otherwise provided for by treaty
Word Origin
from Latin, literally: as you possess
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