space law

the projected law that would govern the use of outer space by various nations based on certain treaties.
[1950-55]

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space law,
1. the law relating to problems growing out of travel and exploration in outer space, as regional rights, ownership, or jurisdiction: »

The rapid pace of space exploration since the Soviets fired Sputnik I … has abruptly shifted space law out of the category of mere intellectual exercise (Wall Street Journal).

2. a projected code of international law that would deal with these problems and govern the use or control of space by different nations.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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