uti possidetis

Definition of "uti possidetis"
  1. A rule in global law that acknowledges a peace agreement among parties grants each their respective land and possessions in their hold unless stated otherwise
How to use "uti possidetis" in a sentence
  1. After the war, the countries signed a peace treaty following the principle of uti possidetis, allowing each to keep the territories they controlled.
  2. To avoid further conflict, they decided to follow the idea of uti possidetis when dividing up the contested zones.
  3. In the peace agreement, uti possidetis was applied to ensure each party maintained control over their current territories.

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