mare nostrum[mä′rā nôs′trəm]
mare nostrum definition by Webster's New World
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our sea: Roman name for the Mediterranean
Origin: Classical Latin
mare nostrum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A navigable body of water, such as a sea, that is under the jurisdiction of one nation or that is shared by two or more nations.
Origin: Latin, the Mediterranean : mare, sea + nostrum, our.