[mair-ee klaw-suh m, mahr-ey; Latin mah-re klou-soo m]
- a body of navigable water under the sole jurisdiction of a nation.
Compare mare liberum.
Origin of mare clausum
1645–55; < Latin: closed sea
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- law a sea coming under the jurisdiction of one nation and closed to all othersCompare mare liberum
Word Origin for mare clausum
Latin: closed sea
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