an event or political occurrence that brings about a declaration of war.
noun (pl) casus belli (ˈkɑːsʊs ˈbɛliː)
an event or act used to justify a war
the immediate cause of a quarrel
1849, from Latin casus “case” (see case (n.1)) + belli, genitive of bellum “war” (see bellicose). An act justifying war.
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cat 3 Category 3
a play (1955) by Tennessee Williams.
katabasis. noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) a descent or downward movement the decline of a disease
the retrogressive evolution of a species. Compare anagenesis (def 1). catagenesis cat·a·gen·e·sis (kāt’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. See involution.