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Relating to national and international borders

frontier

noun

on or relating to a frontier

partition

noun

the process of dividing a country into two or more separate countries

clear

verb

to obtain permission to enter a country or take something into a country after being checked by officials

reopen

verb

if a border or road reopens, or if someone reopens it, you can cross it or travel on it again after it was closed for a period of time

redraw

verb

to change the borders of a country, city, etc.

extraterritorial

adjective

outside the borders of a particular country

customs

noun

the place at a port, airport, or border where officials check that the goods that people are bringing into a country are legal, and whether they should pay customs duties

cross-border

adjective

going across a border between two countries

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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