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Definitions of belligerent

  1. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone who fights (or is fighting) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations"; "a fighting war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Waging war; carrying on war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Waging war; relating to war or warfare; warlike. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A power which is carrying on war; as, the chief belligerents in the World War. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Belligerence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Carrying on war. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A nation engaged in war. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A nation at war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Engaged in war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Warlike; bellicose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Engaged in or pertaining to warfare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A nation engaged in legitimate warfare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Waging war. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A nation or state carrying on war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. In international law. A term used to designate either of two nations which are actually in a state of war with each other, as well as their allies actively cooperating; as distinguished from a nation which takes no part in the war and maintains a strict indifference as between the contending parties, called a "neutral." U. S. v. The Ambrose Light (D. C.) 25 Fed. 412; Johnson v. Jones, 44 111. 151, 92 Am. Dec. 159. thelawdictionary.org
  20. bel-ij'[.e]r-[.e]nt, adj. carrying on regular war.--n. a party or person waging such.--n. BELLIG'ERENCY. [L. belligerant-em, belliger[=a]re, to wage war.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. (Nation, party, or person) waging regular war as recognized by the law of nations; of such nation &c.; (loosely) any opponent engaged in conflict. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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