uti possidetis

uti possidetis

uti possidetis [yoo-tahy pos-i-dee-tis] Word Origin noun International Law.

  1. the principle that vests in either of the belligerents at the end of a war all territory actually occupied and controlled by them.

Origin of uti possidetis From the Latin word utī possidētis literally, as you possess, as you hold British Dictionary definitions for uti possidetis uti possidetis noun

  1. international law the rule that territory and other property remains in the hands of the belligerent state actually in possession at the end of a war unless otherwise provided for by treaty

Word Origin for uti possidetis from Latin, literally: as you possess

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