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right of search

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The right of a warring nation to stop a neutral vessel on the high seas and search it for contraband.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the high seas in wartime and search them

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