Belligerent+state+or+nation

  • 1 belligerent — I. a. 1. Carrying on war, engaged in war, waging war, contending, in conflict, at war, in arms. 2. Of belligerents, pertaining to parties at war. 3. Antagonistic, rival, contending, hostile, conflicting, opposed, adverse. 4. Warlike, hostile. 5.… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 2 belligerent — belligerently, adv. /beuh lij euhr euhnt/, adj. 1. warlike; given to waging war. 2. of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose: a belligerent tone. 3. waging war; engaged in war: a peace treaty between belligerent powers. 4. pertaining …

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  • 3 belligerent — /bəˈlɪdʒərənt / (say buh lijuhruhnt) adjective 1. warlike; given to waging war. 2. waging war; engaged in war: the belligerent powers. 3. relating to war, or to those engaged in war: *On the one hand the Aborigines were British subjects; at the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 4 belligerent — bel•lig•er•ent [[t]bəˈlɪdʒ ər ənt[/t]] adj. 1) waging war; engaged in warfare 2) showing readiness to fight; aggressively hostile; truculent: a belligerent tone[/ex] 3) a state or nation at war 4) a person engaged in fighting • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 belligerent — bel·lig·er·ent 1 /bə li jə rənt/ adj 1: waging war: carrying on war; specif: belonging to or recognized as an organized military power protected by and subject to the laws of war 2: inclined to or exhibiting hostility or a combative temperament… …

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  • 6 belligerent — adj Belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious, combative, quarrelsome, contentious mean having or taking an aggressive or fighting attitude. Belligerent usually implies actual engagement in hostilities {the belligerent powers in the World War} {define a …

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  • 7 belligerent — [bə lij′ər ənt] adj. [L belligerans, prp. of belligerare, to wage war < bellum, war (see BELLICOSE) + gerere, to carry on] 1. at war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war 2. of war; of fighting …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Belligerent — Bel*lig er*ent, n. A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 State of Palestine — This article is about the political entity proclaimed in 1988. For other uses, see Palestine (disambiguation). State of Palestine[1][i] دولة فلسطين …

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  • 10 belligerent — A nation, power, or state carrying on war against another nation, power, or state; or a portion of one nation carrying on war against the nation, which has been recognized by other nations as a belligerent. 30 Am J Rev ed Internat L § 11; 56 Am… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 11 belligerent rights — Those peculiar rights recognized and sanctioned by the laws of war, which are exercised by a nation, power, or state as a means for carrying on a war. These are not unlimited under the law. It is not with the authority of law that a belligerent… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 12 belligerent — /balijarant/ In international law, as an adjective, it means engaged in lawful war. As a noun, it designates either of two nations which are actually in a state of war with each other, as well as their allies actively co operating, as… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 belligerent — /balijarant/ In international law, as an adjective, it means engaged in lawful war. As a noun, it designates either of two nations which are actually in a state of war with each other, as well as their allies actively co operating, as… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 15 Chester Arthur: State of the Union, 1882 — ▪ Primary Source       It is provided by the Constitution that the President shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and… …

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  • 16 non-belligerent — adj. & n. adj. not engaged in hostilities. n. a non belligerent nation, State, etc …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 belligerency — noun Date: 1863 1. the state of being at war or in conflict; specifically the status of a legally recognized belligerent state or nation 2. belligerence …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 Unlawful combatant — An unlawful combatant or unprivileged combatant/belligerent is a civilian who directly engages in armed conflict in violation of the laws of war. An unlawful combatant may be detained or prosecuted under the domestic law of the detaining state… …

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  • 19 war, law of — Introduction       that part of international law dealing with the inception, conduct, and termination of warfare. Its aim is to limit the suffering caused to combatants and, more particularly, to those who may be described as the victims of war… …

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  • 20 Oklahoma — Oklahoman, adj., n. /oh kleuh hoh meuh/, n. a state in the S central U.S. 3,025,266. 69,919 sq. mi. (181,090 sq. km). Cap.: Oklahoma City. Abbr.: OK (for use with zip code), Okla. * * * State (pop., 2000: 3,450,654), U.S., southwest central… …

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