belligerency

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noun bel·lig·er·en·cy \-rən(t)-sē\

Definition of belligerency

  1. 1 :  the state of being at war or in conflict; specifically :  the status of a legally recognized belligerent state or nation

  2. 2 :  belligerence

First Known Use of belligerency

1815


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belligerency

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noun bel·lig·er·en·cy \bə-ˈli-jə-rən-sē\

Legal Definition of belligerency

  1. :  the state of being at war or in conflict; specifically :  the status whereby a recognized military force is granted the protection of the international laws of war


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