war party

noun

Definition of war party

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

Examples of war party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, appealed to Yemen’s warring parties to implement an immediate humanitarian cease-fire to help stave off the threat from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "As Fighting Surges, Yemen Is Hit With 1st Cluster of Covid-19 Infections," 29 Apr. 2020 One man shared a story about a young Native man who went on his first war party but was killed by an enemy tribe. Kevin Abourezk, oregonlive, "Online powwows draw thousands of viewers," 3 Apr. 2020 Humanitarian agreement reached for key Yemeni town: Yemen's warring parties agreed to create humanitarian corridors in the key port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food and aid in a country with the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Washington Post, "World Digest: Dec. 19, 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 Both Russia and Turkey have been accused of exacerbating the conflict in Libya by giving military aid to its warring parties. Washington Post, "Hifter’s forces say they’ll abide by Libya ceasefire deal," 12 Jan. 2020 Guterres appealed for restraint and said the warring parties had agreed to respect a December cease-fire deal in the Hodeida area, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Yemen rebels say they’re halting attacks on Saudi Arabia," 20 Sep. 2019 The 2015 peace deal provided for such withdrawal to set up a safe buffer zone, but both warring parties have balked at implementing the demand. Yuras Karmanau, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Protesters in Ukraine rally against election in rebel east," 6 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of war party

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“War party.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20party. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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