astrolaw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

astro- +‎ law

Noun[edit]

astrolaw (uncountable)

  1. The practice of law in outer space.
    • 1986, National Legal Center for the Public Interest, American enterprise, the law, and the commercial use of space
      At present astrolaw is only an aspect or a subdivision of general space law.
    • 1987, J. Henry Glazer, International law perspective, volume 9:
      Astrolaw contemplates the practice of law in outer space, the direct subjects being national and legal persons.
    • 1990, American Bar Association, Barrister, volume 14:
      The concept is astrolaw, a developing theory of law and lawyering for the 21st century. Astrolaw wants to apply the rule of law to people in space, beginning with onboard justice implemented by lawyers in space.