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ter·ri·to·rial wa·ters

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  1. territorial watersnoun

    the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction

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  1. Territorial waters

    Territorial waters, or a territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles from the baseline of a coastal state. The territorial sea is regarded as the sovereign territory of the state, although foreign ships are allowed innocent passage through it; this sovereignty also extends to the airspace over and seabed below. The term "territorial waters" is also sometimes used informally to describe any area of water over which a state has jurisdiction, including internal waters, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone and potentially the continental shelf.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of territorial waters in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of territorial waters in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of territorial waters in a Sentence

  1. Neil Roberts:

    Unless it is there would be no prospect of premiums rising, the shallow waters and numerous reefs in the Spratly island region means that commercial shipping is unlikely to be sailing within the territorial waters of any of the islands.

  2. Emmauel Ibe Kachikwu:

    We are launching an armada of approaches, which will include the incorporation of drones to check movements of vessels within our territorial waters.

  3. John Dalhuisen:

    You will have a bunch of boats ... sitting about 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Libya's territorial waters able in practice to serve no other useful function than search and rescue.

  4. The British spokesman:

    The prime minister underlined that the islanders had expressed their view in a referendum and that should be respected, he went on to add that the waters around the Falklands were territorial waters and it was unacceptable of Argentina to threaten investors seeking to operate there.

  5. John McCain:

    Additionally, I believe the United States must further ease the prohibition on the sale of lethal military equipment to Vietnam at this time, including all platforms that facilitate the Vietnamese armed forces' ability to operate more effectively on, above, and within its territorial waters.

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