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This section presents terms and concepts relevant to the study on British interpretation and application of international law in the 17th and 18th centuries that launched the navigation servitude as an a priori public right held in trust over coastal navigable waters and, ultimately, the juridical territorial sea. The United States inherited the British concept of navigation servitude so that after 1776 navigation in the United States continued as a primary public right for fishing, commerce, transportation, carriage, communication and other derivatives.

Keywords: British; international law; public right; United States



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