Postliminy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Postliminy (Rom. Antiq) The return to his own country, and his former privileges, of a person who had gone to sojourn in a foreign country, or had been banished, or taken by an enemy.
    • Postliminy (Internat. Law) The right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former state when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n postliminy In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
    • n postliminy In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Postliminy post-lim′i-ni the right by which persons or things taken in war by the enemy are restored to their former status upon their coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged: the return of a prisoner, exile, &c. to his former status
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. postliminium, post, after + limen, liminis, a threshold
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. postliminium.