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high seas Syllabification: high seas

Definition of high seas in English:

plural noun

(the high seas)
The open ocean, especially that not within any country’s jurisdiction.
Example sentences
  • In customary law, only the flag state has jurisdiction to enforce regulations applicable to vessels on the high seas.
  • Piracy has flourished on the high seas for as long as maritime commerce has existed between states.
  • He joined Scindia Steam Navigation as a sea cadet and sailed the high seas for the next 10 years.
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