commercia belli

plural noun

com·​mer·​cia bel·​li
: agreements between enemy states (as truces, capitulations, safe-conducts, and cartels)

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, plural of commercium belli stipulation, treaty, literally, intercourse of war

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“Commercia belli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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