casus foederis

noun casus foe·de·ris \ -ˈfȯidərə̇s -ˈfed- , -ˈfēd- \

Definition of casus foederis

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 Covenant
  • —Robert Cecil †1958

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Origin and Etymology of casus foederis

New Latin, case of the treaty


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