bel·lig·er·en·cy /bə-'li-jə-rən-sē/ n: the state of being at war or in conflict; specif: the status whereby a recognized military force is granted the protection of the international laws of war
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
affray, aggression, aggressiveness, altercation, animosity, antagonism, assault, attack, battling, bellicosity, belligerance, clashing, combat, combativeness, conflict, contentiousness, contestation, controversy, disagreement, discord, disputation, dissension, disturbance, embroilment, encounter, enmity, feud, fighting, fracas, hostility, impugnation, impugnment, inimicality, malevolence, martiality, melee, militancy, opposition, oppugnancy, oppugnation, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, resort to arms, revengefulness, riot, rivalry, scuffle, siege, sparring, state of siege, state of war, strife, time of war, tumult, tussle, unpeacefulness, violence, warfare, warlikeness, wartime, wrangle
associated concepts: adverse possession, belligerency de facto, international law, national defense
argument (contention), conflict, ill will, strife
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
the state of carrying on war.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
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belligerency — n. 1) to demonstrate, display, exhibit belligerency 2) a state of belligerency 3) belligerency towards * * * [bɪ lɪdʒ(ə)rənsɪ] display exhibit belligerency a state of belligerency to demonstrate belligerency towards … Combinatory dictionary
Belligerency — Belligerence Bel*lig er*ence, Belligerency Bel*lig er*en*cy, n. The quality of being belligerent. [1913 Webster] 2. the act or state of being engaged in war or a warlike conflict; warfare. Syn: hostilities. [WordNet 1.5] 3. an aggressively… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
belligerency — /beuh lij euhr euhn see/, n. 1. the position or status as a belligerent; state of being actually engaged in war. 2. belligerence. [1860 65; BELLIGER(ENT) + ENCY] * * * ▪ international law the condition of being in fact engaged in war. A… … Universalium
belligerency — See belligerent; recognition of belligerency … Ballentine's law dictionary
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
belligerency — noun a) the state of being at war or in an armed conflict b) hostile or aggressive behaviour … Wiktionary
belligerency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A state of open, prolonged fighting: conflict, confrontation, hostility (used in plural), strife, struggle, war, warfare. See CONFLICT. 2. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity,… … English dictionary for students
belligerency — bel ligÂ·erÂ·enÂ·cy || rÉ™nsÉª n. hostility; aggressiveness, warlike state … English contemporary dictionary
belligerency — bel·lig·er·en·cy … English syllables