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mare liberum

[ mair-ee -lib-er-uhm, mahr-ey; Latin mah-re -lee-be-room ]
/ ˈmɛər i ˈlɪb ər əm, ˈmɑr eɪ; Latin ˈmɑ rɛ ˈli bɛˌrʊm /
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noun

a body of navigable water to which all nations have unrestricted access.

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Origin of mare liberum

1645–55; <Latin: free sea
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mare liberum
/ (ˈmɑːreɪ ˈliːbərʊm) /

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law a sea open to navigation by shipping of all nationsCompare mare clausum

Word Origin for mare liberum

Latin: free sea
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