Definition of Mare clausum
1. Noun. (closed sea) a navigable body of water under the jurisdiction of a single nation.
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Literary usage of Mare clausum
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1. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"... i the Baltic S 185 The Baltic Sea is considered by the maritime powers <2«. whether bordering on its coasts as mare clausum against the exer- sea is ..."
2. History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1909)
"That argument, now appearing in print under the title of mare clausum, had been drawn up by Selden in the preceding reign at the time when James was putting ..."
3. A Treatise on International Public Law by Hannis Taylor (1901)
"Selden's mare clausum. Gradual extinction of the doctrine.—A wider importance was given to that contention by Selden's mare clausum, first published in 1635 ..."
4. The Behring Sea Controversy by Stephen Berrien Stanton (1892)
"Disguise the claim to mare clausum as you will, openly and expressly repudiate it, as the United States has done, the assertion of jurisdiction over a band ..."
5. International Law; Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace by Henry Wager Halleck (1861)
"Thus, so long as the shores of the Black Sea were exclusively possessed by Turkey, that sea might, with propriety, be considered as mare clausum; and there ..."