belligerency

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noun bel·lig·er·en·cy \ -rən(t)-sē \

Definition of belligerency

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

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

: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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