law of war

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Definition of law of war

: the code that governs or one of the rules that govern the rights and duties of belligerents in international war

First Known Use of law of war

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Law of war.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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