Meaning of “international law” in the English Dictionary

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"international law" in British English

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international lawnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪn.təˌnæʃ.ən.əl ˈlɔː/ us /ɪn.t̬ɚˌnæʃ.ən.əl ˈlɑː/

Examples from literature

  • International law says if a salvaged ship is a private ship, then the salvage company can keep anything it finds. 

(Definition of “international law” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"international law" in Business English

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international lawnoun [ U ]

uk us

LAW, GOVERNMENT the set of rules that most countries obey when dealing with other countries:

Those who invoke international law must themselves submit to it.
The article deals with the interpretation of tax treaties under international law.

(Definition of “international law” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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