casus foederis


casus foe·​de·​ris
-ˈfȯidərə̇s -ˈfed-,
plural casus foederis
: a case or event covered by the provisions or stipulations of a treaty or compact
the casus foederis had arisen. When Italy attacked Ethiopia … no one could doubt … that … it had been in breach of the clearest obligations of the CovenantRobert Cecil †1958

Word History


New Latin, case of the treaty

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“Casus foederis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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