Definition of right of search in English:

right of search

Syllabification: right of search

noun

The right of a ship of a belligerent state to stop and search a neutral merchant vessel for prohibited goods.
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  • Yet during international tensions over the Eastern question in 1840, and over the British right of search of French merchant ships in 1842, any association with a British cause seemed unpatriotic.
  • The northern powers (Russia, Prussia, Denmark, and Sweden) formed a league of armed neutrality to resist the British right of search at sea.
  • In January 1801 a maritime convention in St Petersburg attempted to resolve the problems but the right of search continued to cause difficulties for many years.

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