Belligerency



the position or status as a belligerent; state of being actually engaged in war.
belligerence.
Historical Examples

Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
The Galley Slave’s Ring Eugne Sue
The Red Cow and Her Friends Peter McArthur
Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
Great Britain and the American Civil War Ephraim Douglass Adams
American Military Insignia 1800-1851 J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
International Law George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs

noun
the state of being at war

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