ancipitis usus

A term familiar in the writings of Grotius in international law, meaning of uncertain use from the standpoint of promoting peaceful relations.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • ancipitis usus — /sensipatas yuwzas/ In international law, of doubtful use; the use of which is doubtful; that may be used for a civil or peaceful, as well as military or warlike, purpose …   Black's law dictionary

  • ancipitis usus — anˈsipəd.ə̇sˈyüsəs, äŋˈkipəd.ə̇ˈsüsəs adjective Etymology: Latin : of twofold use used especially of an article (as coal) that can be utilized for commercial as well as belligerent purposes and hence raises the question of whether or not it is… …   Useful english dictionary

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