beleaguerment
noun see beleaguer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beleaguerment — noun /bɪˈliːɡəmənt/ The fact or state of beleaguering; a state of blockade or siege …   Wiktionary

  • beleaguerment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops: besiegement, blockade, investment, siege. See ATTACK …   English dictionary for students

  • beleaguerment — beleagˈuerment noun • • • Main Entry: ↑beleaguer …   Useful english dictionary

  • siege — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. investment, encirclement; besiegement, blockade, beleaguerment; period, long spell. See attack, restraint. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. offense, onslaught, assault; see attack 1 . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • beleaguer — transitive verb ( guered; beleaguering) Etymology: Dutch belegeren, from be (akin to Old English be ) + leger camp; akin to Old High German legar bed more at lair Date: 1587 1. besiege 2. trouble, harass < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

  • aggression — I noun aggressiveness, antagonism, assault, attack, beleaguerment, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, besiegement, combativeness, contentiousness, drive, enterprise, fight, foray, hostility, hustle, illapse, incursion, infringement,… …   Law dictionary

  • blockade — Synonyms and related words: Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, access, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, affect epilepsy, afterthought, akinetic epilepsy, apoplexy, arm, armor, armor plate, arrest, arrestation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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