mare clausum [mair-ee klaw-suh m, mahr-ey; Latin mah-re klou-soo m] Word Origin noun
- a body of navigable water under the sole jurisdiction of a nation.
Compare mare liberum. Origin of mare clausum 1645–55; Latin: closed sea British Dictionary definitions for mare clausum mare clausum noun
- law a sea coming under the jurisdiction of one nation and closed to all othersCompare mare liberum
Word Origin for mare clausum Latin: closed sea