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territorial waters

noun [plural] uk   us  
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
Translations of “territorial waters”
in Chinese (Traditional) 領海…
in Chinese (Simplified) 领海…
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