The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

FREEDOM OF THE SEAS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The understanding that nonterritorial waters are open to all nations and people for fishing, laying of submarine cable or pipeline, navigation, overflight, scientific research, and so on. In times of war and peace, this understanding holds.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.