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  • n. The body of law concerning international trade on the high seas.

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  • adj. See Law.
  • n.

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  • n. the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.

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  • (Also referred to Admiralty law) is a distinct body of law which governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the oceans. It is distinguished from the Law of the Sea, which is a body of public international law dealing with navigational rights, mineral rights, jurisdiction over coastal waters and international law governing relationships between nations. (Wikipedia)

    July 31, 2008