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state of war

Definition of STATE OF WAR

1
a :  a state of actual armed hostilities regardless of a formal declaration of war
b :  a legal state created and ended by official declaration regardless of actual armed hostilities and usually characterized by operation of the rules of war
2
:  the period of time during which a state of war is in effect

First Known Use of STATE OF WAR

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