What does BELLO PARTA CEDUNT REIPUBLICSE mean?

BELLO PARTA CEDUNT REIPUBLICSE meaning in Law Dictionary

Things obtained in war belong or go directly to the condition. 1 Kent, Comm. 101; 5 C. Rob. Adm. 173, 181; The Joseph, 1 Gall. 558, Fed. Cas. No. 7,533. The right to all captures vests primarily inside sovereign. A fundamental maxim of public legislation.