Definition of law of nations in English:

law of nations


  • International law.

    ‘Originally, international law was, literally, the law of nations.’
    • ‘A final aspect of the overseas patents attuned to the civil law and the law of nations is, perhaps, also the most controversial passage to be found in these documents.’
    • ‘The pirate, by this definition, exists like a malevolent satellite to the law of nations.’
    • ‘He must claim that it is justiciable to the extent that it can be shown to be repugnant to the law of nations.’
    • ‘The Act allows non-U.S. citizens to bring civil lawsuits for abuses ‘committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.’’


law of nations

/lô əv/ /lɔ əv/ /ə ˈnāSHənz/ /ə ˈneɪʃənz/