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high seas

The open waters of an ocean or sea that are outside the jurisdiction of any nation. After our navigation system failed, we found ourselves stranded out on the high seas.
See also: high, sea

high seas

Open waters of an ocean or sea, beyond the territorial jurisdiction of a country. For example, Commercial fishermen are being forced to go out on the high seas in order to make a living . [c. 1100]
See also: high, sea
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After leaving Aberystwyth the already high seas became more challenging with waves over 10 feet high at times.
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economic damages) by the 1920 Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA).
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of Malta) investigates the extent to which the applicable international regimes regulating the sustainable use of high seas living resources may be harmonized.
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