war party


Definition of war party

1 : a group of American Indians on the warpath
2 : a usually jingoistic political party advocating or upholding a war

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According to Rauchenstein, the victims of the airstrike on the prison were likely prisoners of war, who would have been released as part of the Stockholm agreement, signed last December by Yemen's warring parties. Sarah El Sirgany And Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "US, UK, France and Iran may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN says," 3 Sep. 2019 The third is a ceasefire among all warring parties. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Stunt with the Taliban Was Not About Negotiating Peace," 10 Sep. 2019 Prisoner exchanges between the warring parties became increasingly rare. Washington Post, "4 Ukrainians released from separatist captivity," 29 June 2019 Soon after his son's return, Dine Nez hired Hastiin Tsé Lichíí' Nééz, Tall Red Rock, to perform the Enemy Way, a religious ritual meant to bring peace to a returning warrior by re-enacting a war party. Betty Reid, azcentral, "To Chester Nez, last of the original Code Talkers, the words are more than a code," 29 Aug. 2019 The bold ones surge out like a marauding war party to meet whatever gets caught in their web. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Colonies of Aggressive, Social Spiders Boom After a Hurricane," 19 Aug. 2019 The withdrawal of Houthi fighters from the strategic city was part of an agreement reached between Yemen's warring parties in Stockholm last December. Becky Anderson, CNN, "UAE partially withdrawing from Yemen, says official," 8 July 2019 The expectation is that the warring parties will avoid bombing those areas. Patrick Dehahn, Quartz, "The Syria conflict has seen over 570 attacks on civilian hospitals," 22 June 2019 The meeting, which took place in Murree, outside Islamabad, was one of the highest-level contacts between the two warring parties in recent years, offering hope that a formal peace process could soon begin. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "U.S. Envoy, Taliban Officials Meet to Discuss Afghan Peace Talks," 25 July 2018

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First Known Use of war party

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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