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 for international law
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  International \In`ter*na"tion*al\, a. [Pref. inter- + national:
     cf. F. international.]
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     1. Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of
        nations; participated in by two or more nations; common
        to, or affecting, two or more nations.
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     2. Of or concerning the association called the International.
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     3. Independent of national boundaries; common to all people;
        as, the atmosphere is an international resource; the
        international community of scholars.
     International code (Naut.), a common system of signaling
        adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby
        communication may be had between vessels at sea.
     International copyright. See under Copyright.
     International law, the rules regulating the mutual
        intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the
        product of the conditions from time to time of
        international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic
        discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals
        in treaties. It is called public when treating of the
        relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the
        relations of persons of different nationalities.
        International law is now, by the better opinion, part of
        the common law of the land. Cf. Conflict of laws, under
        Conflict. --Wharton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  international law
      n 1: the body of laws governing relations between nations [syn:
           international law, law of nations] [ant: civil law]

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