a condition marked by armed conflict between or among states, existing whether or not war has been declared formally by any of the belligerents.
a legal condition initiated and concluded by formal declaration, and not necessarily involving armed conflict.
the duration of such a condition.
state of war
a period of armed conflict between states, regardless of whether or not war has been officially declared
a legal condition begun by a declaration of war and ended formally, during which the rules of international law applicable to warfare may be invoked
noun 1. a police force under state authority rather than under the authority of a city or county in the state.
- State prayers
plural noun 1. (Church of England) prayers for the Sovereign, the royal family, the clergy, and Parliament said at matins and evensong
noun 1. a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons. State prison noun 1. (in the US) a prison where persons convicted of serious crimes are confined
noun 1. any of various gold or silver or electrum coin units or coins of the ancient Greek states or cities. noun 1. statistic. 2. Usually, stats. statistics. adjective 3. of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team. noun 1. any of various usually silver […]