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Public International Law, 2/e$60.00 – $96.00
Expression of consent to or acceptance of a claim made by another state; frequently invoked in territorial disputes as a basis for precluding subsequent objections to a claim of sovereignty which has been recognized. Also, an act by which a state acknowledges the emergence of a new state or, less frequently, the legitimacy of a new government within an existing state.