Definition of Law of nations

1. Noun. The body of laws governing relations between nations.

Exact synonyms: International Law
Generic synonyms: Jurisprudence, Law
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Admiralty Law, Marine Law, Maritime Law
Antonyms: Civil Law



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Law Of Nations

law of double negation
law of effect
law of equal areas
law of equivalent proportions
law of excitation
law of excluded middle
law of gravitation
law of initial value
law of intestine
law of isochronism
law of large numbers
law of motion
law of multiple proportions
law of nations (current term)
law of nature
law of parsimony
law of partial pressures
law of polar excitation
law of priority
law of proximity
law of recapitulation
law of reciprocal proportions
law of referred pain
law of refraction
law of regression to mean
law of segregation
law of similarity
law of similars

Literary usage of Law of nations

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1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"133): —"The counsel for the United States contended, in argument, that in determining what rights are recognized by the law of nations, the Tribunal is not ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The Law of Nations and the Municipal Law of the several States are essentially different from each other. They differ, first, as regards their sources. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"... is called the law of nations) .s § 42. 6. Municipal law.—I44! Thus much I thought it necessary to premise concerning the law of nature, the revealed law ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"... importance that the fruits of its labors be brought within the reach of all who claim an interest in the growth and evolution of the law of nations. ..."

5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1919)
"The first three lectures sketch in broad lines the upbuilding of international society and the law of nations, from the earliest times to the outbreak of ..."

6. Ethics: Or, Moral Philosophy by Walter Henry Hill (1884)
"PROPOSITION I.—The common law of nations, or the "jus gentium" as explained in the old schools, is not the same as the ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Is, then, the slave trade contrary to the law of nations? As to the judicial precedents, they neutralize each other, if, indeed, the authority of the orig ..."

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