international, adjective

EnglishShow more Special senses of general English international pertaining to relations between nations.
See also nation.
1. Also inter-national. Inter-racial, intergroup.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 112The boors occasionally suffer heavy losses: but the Bushmen, in exculpation, declare that they rob in retaliation of past injuries. Thus, the recollection of injustice on both sides, still operates to produce an international enmity.
1960 J.H. Coetzee in H. Spottiswoode S. Afr.: Rd Ahead 70An inter-racial society..means an inter-ethnic and inter-national society.
1990 S. Gray in Staffrider Vol.9 No.1, 49That week, to much publicity, some prestigious restaurants had succeeded in becoming ‘open’ to ‘international’ diners of colour.
2. Of bars and licensed hotels, restaurants, and trains, in terms of the Liquor Act: open to all races. Also transferred sense.
1975 J.T. Kruger in Hansard 22 May 6563Provision is being made in this clause for the establishment of what I shall call ‘international hotels’ and other on-consumption distribution points to which non-Whites may be admitted...Application for international status will have to be made annually.
1978 Pace Dec. 86The Carlton international hotel, which means the staff has been trained not to notice people’s colour, except amongst themselves.
1978 Financial Mail 10 Mar. 734Desegregating licensed premises requires their being granted ‘international’ status under the Liquor Act.
1979 Survey of Race Rel. 1978 (S.A.I.R.R.) 364At this year’s Liquor Board hearings, ‘international status’ was granted to 58 of SA’s 1448 hotels, 23 in the Cape, 19 in the Transvaal, 13 in Natal and 3 in the OFS.
1981 Cape Times 28 Dec. 9The zoo and surrounding facilities are open to all races, but the hotel does not have an ‘international’ licence.
1982 Pretoria News 24 Nov. 14Durban established the province’s first multi-racial beach last month and an ‘international’ beach is expected to be opened at Richards Bay early next year.
1983 B. Hartdegen in Outeniqualander/Herald 21 Dec. 12Tootsie is an international train with no race barriers.
1985 Weekly Mail 1 Nov. 17One thing which certainly jars with the colonial past are the ‘international status’ bars. And while even with the upcoming change in the liquor laws some bars will stay segregated, it should lead to greater choice for all of us who don’t like racial separation.
Inter-racial, intergroup.
open to all races. Also transferred sense.
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