casus belli

noun ca·sus bel·li \ ˈkä-səs-ˈbe-ˌlē , ˈkā-səs-ˈbe-ˌlī \
Updated on: 3 Jan 2018

Definition of casus belli

plural casus belli play \ˈkä-ˌsüs-, ˈkā-ˌsüs-\
: an event or action that justifies or allegedly justifies a war or conflict

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New Latin, occasion of war


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