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law of nations

Syllabification: law of na·tions

Definition of law of nations in English:

noun

Law
International law.
Example sentences
  • Originally, international law was, literally, the law of nations.
  • A final aspect of the overseas patents attuned to the civil law and the law of nations is, perhaps, also the most controversial passage to be found in these documents.
  • The pirate, by this definition, exists like a malevolent satellite to the law of nations.

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