Definition of freedom of the seas in English:

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freedom of the seas

Entry from US English dictionary


The right of merchant ships to move freely on the seas in peace or war without interference except in territorial zones.
Example sentences
  • The establishment of rules that preserve access for all remains as much a public good today as in the 19th century, even though some of the issues are more complex and difficult than freedom of the seas.
  • It stipulated freely chosen governments, free trade, freedom of the seas, and disarmament of current aggressor states.
  • The others were characteristically Wilsonian - open covenants openly arrived at; free trade; self-determination; disarmament; impartial adjustment of colonial claims; freedom of the seas; and a league of nations.

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Syllabification: free·dom of the seas

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