freedom of the seas

Definition of "freedom of the seas"
  1. The privilege enjoyed by commercial vessels to navigate any oceanic regions, with the exception of territorial waters, regardless of peacetime or war
How to use "freedom of the seas" in a sentence
  1. While the private yacht enjoyed freedom of the seas, it was careful not to encroach upon territorial waters.
  2. Despite the ongoing conflict, the trade vessel maintained its freedom of the seas, continuing its journey across the open ocean.
  3. The principle of freedom of the seas allows commercial ships to travel unimpeded, except when approaching territorial waters.

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