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International Court of Justice

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noun

the chief judicial agency of the United Nations, established in 1945 to decide disputes arising between nations.

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Origin of International Court of Justice

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice

noun

a court established in the Hague to settle disputes brought by nations that are parties to the Statute of the CourtAlso called: World Court
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Cultural definitions for International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice

A division of the United Nations that settles legal disputes submitted to it by member nations. The International Court of Justice, also called the World Court, meets in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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