by force of arms

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Definition of by force of arms

: by using weapons : by military action He feels that this conflict can only be resolved by force of arms.

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“By force of arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20force%20of%20arms. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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