[ pohst-lim-uh-nee ]
/ poʊstˈlɪm ə ni /
noun International Law.
the right by which persons and things taken in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
Words nearby postliminy
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British Dictionary definitions for postliminy
/ (pəʊstˈlɪmɪnɪ) /
noun plural -inies or -inia (-ɪnɪə)
international law the right by which persons and property seized in war are restored to their former status on recovery
Word Origin for postliminy
C19: (in this sense): from Latin postlīminium a return behind one's threshold, from līmen threshold
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