Meaning of “territorial waters” in the English Dictionary

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"territorial waters" in British English

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territorial watersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌter.ɪ.tɔː.ri.əl ˈwɔː.təz/ us /ˌter.ɪ.tɔːr.i.əl ˈwɑː.t̬ɚz/

the area of sea that is around the coast of a country and is thought to belong to it, often going out to twelve nautical miles

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

"territorial waters" in Business English

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territorial watersnoun [ plural ]

uk us

the area of sea that is around the coast of a country and is thought to belong to it, up to a distance of 12 nautical miles:

(Definition of “territorial waters” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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