unprivileged enemy belligerent


: an individual who engages in hostilities but is not a privileged belligerent

Note: Under Section 948a of the U.S. Code, a person who has engaged in or materially and purposefully supported hostilities against the U.S. or its allies in war or who is a member of al Qaeda is an unprivileged enemy belligerent.

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unprivileged enemy belligerent


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“Unprivileged enemy belligerent.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/unprivileged%20enemy%20belligerent. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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