What does BELLIGERENT mean?

BELLIGERENT meaning in General Dictionary

a country or condition named carrying on war a person engaged in warfare

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  • Waging war carrying on war
  • involved with war
  • characteristic of an enemy or one wanting to combat
  • someone who battles (or perhaps is fighting)
  • Waging war; carrying-on war.
  • Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or concerning belligerents; because, a belligerent tone; belligerent legal rights.
  • A nation or state named carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare.

BELLIGERENT meaning in Law Dictionary

In international legislation. A term familiar with designate either of two countries that are in fact in a situation of war together, also their particular allies definitely cooperating; as distinguished from a nation which takes no part in the war and preserves a strict indifference as amongst the contending events, called a "neutral." U. S. v. The Ambrose Light (D. C.) 25 Fed. 412; Johnson v. Jones, 44 111. 151, 92 Am. Dec. 159.


BELLIGERENT meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, from Latin belligerantem (nominative belligerans), previous participle of belligerare "to wage war," from bellum "war" (see bellicose) + gerere "to bear, to transport" (see gest). The noun meaning "party or nation at war" is from 1811. Associated: Belligerently.


BELLIGERENT meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr.) Waging war; carrying on war.

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  • (p. pr.) Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; because, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.
  • (letter.) A nation or state thought to be carrying-on war; people engaged in warfare.

Sentence Examples with the word BELLIGERENT

Pietersen was also fortunate during a typically belligerent conversation that Flintoff would have a declaration to mull over.

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