postliminy


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postliminy

the right by which persons and property seized in war are restored to their former status on recovery.
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The law of nations was given the explanation that "all nations make use of it," and it "deals with the occupation of habitations, with building, fortification, war, captivity, servitude, postliminy [the law under which something lost as a result of captivity is restored to the original owner from whom the item was taken], treaties, armistices, truces, the obligation of not harming ambassadors, and the prohibition of marriage with aliens.