A territory distinct from the country in which the supreme sovereignpower resides, but belonging right* fully to it, and subject to the laws and regulationswhich the sovereign may think proper to prescribe. U. S. v. The Nancy, 3 Wash. C. C.2S6. Fed. Cas. No. 15.854.It differs from a colon;/, because It is not settled by the citizens of the sovereign ormother state; and from possession, because it is held by other title than that of mereconquest.

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