What does CASUS BELLI mean?

CASUS BELLI meaning in Law Dictionary

n occurrence giving rise to or justifying war.


CASUS BELLI meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1849, from Latin casus "situation" (see situation (n.1)) + belli, genitive of bellum "war" (view bellicose). An act justifying war.


CASUS BELLI meaning in General Dictionary

a meeting regularly justify beginning a war


CASUS BELLI - German to English

casus belli [Lat.: whatever requires or warrants war]


Sentence Examples with the word CASUS BELLI

To Athens no formal declaration of war but rather sought first to create some specious casus belli by sending requisitions to Athens.

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