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international law

noun

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


international law

noun

  1. the body of rules generally recognized by civilized nations as governing their conduct towards each other and towards each other's subjects


international law

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of international law1

First recorded in 1830–40

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Example Sentences

The cop from Wuhan taught a session about international law enforcement cooperation.

Despite the FBI’s recent success, most international law enforcement agencies lack the resources to carry out operations of a similar scope.

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Under international law, states have a responsibility not to knowingly allow their territory to be used for international crime.

Without a political solution through international law, Islamists will always find fertile ground for promoting their extremist ideology which so easily leads to violence against people like my family members.

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The recent events in Shaikh Jarrah, in which Israel applies its domestic legislation to Palestinian territory in defiance of international law to further this project, has been repeated dozens of times over the years.

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If it was the United States, the operation will test the bounds of international law.

The refugee from Eastern Europe had made his first entry into international law books.

The administration has not explained how the strikes accord with international law.

Technically, making somebody stateless is contrary to international law.

It is proof to the Middle East and supporting governments that Israel is in conflict with international law.

Violation of the immunity due to those who come with this mission, duly accredited, in the form prescribed by international law.

Besides drawing up the treaty of peace, the Congress of Paris settled various moot points in international law.

Of the soundness of our title to the Islands at international law there is not the shadow of a doubt; the Islands are ours.

Among its results we may hope that this revolution will give birth to a better system of International Law.

And when the actions of our Government are in question, fair allowance must be made for the bad state of International Law.

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