international law


noun

the body of rules that nations generally recognize as binding in their conduct toward one another.

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Also called law of nations.

Origin of international law

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for international law

international law

noun

the body of rules generally recognized by civilized nations as governing their conduct towards each other and towards each other's subjects
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Cultural definitions for international law

international law

A body of rules and principles that govern the relations among nations. (See Geneva Conventions and International Court of Justice.)

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