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in·ter·na·tional wa·ters

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  1. high sea, international watersnoun

    the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation

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  1. International waters

    The terms international waters or trans-boundary waters apply where any of the following types of bodies of water transcend international boundaries: oceans, large marine ecosystems, enclosed or semi-enclosed regional seas and estuaries, rivers, lakes, groundwater systems, and wetlands. Oceans, seas, and waters outside of national jurisdiction are also referred to as the high seas or, in Latin, mare liberum. Ships sailing the high seas are generally under the jurisdiction of the flag state; however, when a ship is involved in certain criminal acts, such as piracy, any nation can exercise jurisdiction under the doctrine of universal jurisdiction. International waters can be contrasted with internal waters, territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of international waters in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of international waters in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of international waters in a Sentence

  1. Robert Thomas:

    They have the capacity and the capability in international waters and international airspace anywhere on the globe. That's the important point, the decisions that are pending with regard to collective self-defense will clearly allow the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces to interact with, frankly, a lot of international partners, not just the US Seventh Fleet, in a more flexible fashion.

  2. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    He himself killed, his army killed children in the playground. They killed our citizens and an American citizen in international waters. This is terrorism. Nobody can argue about Israeli aggression in Jerusalem in the al-Aqsa mosque, these provocations create frustration in the Muslim world and are becoming one of the reasons why these radical trends are emerging.

  3. Dan Naim:

    I guess you can watch the video and see for yourself how those intercepts are, if you want to intercept people over international waters, we just want to encourage them to do that in a safe way.

  4. James Mattis:

    China's militarization of the South China Sea and aggressive action in international waters destabilizes the region and threatens shared efforts to promote security, the US will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows, and we encourage all nations to confidently exercise their right to do the same.

  5. Gerald Ford:

    A strong defense is the surest way to peace. Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generationmy generationknows from four very bitter experiences. Just as Americas will for peace is second to none, so will Americas strength be second to none. We cannot rely on the forbearance of others to protect this Nation. The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security.

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