Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
nounplural noun maria clausa/ˌmɑːrɪə ˈklaʊsə/ /ˈklɔːzə/Law
The sea that is under the jurisdiction of a particular country.‘The Dutch East India Company, though nominally under Dutch authority, was clearly a state in Asia and asserted mare clausum not only around the Spice Islands but also in parts of the Indian Ocean.’
- ‘The article analyzes the legal and political standing of the Soviet juridical theory of mare clausum as applied to the Baltic Sea.’
- ‘In this guarded fashion the claim that the seas of the world outside Europe were Iberian maria clausa was breached.’
Latin, ‘closed sea’.
Are You Learning English? Here Are Our Top English Tips