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Definition of Casus belli

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rise to war, escalation to war
Casus belli Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
An act used to justify war
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casus belli
casus belli, an event or combination of events which is a cause war, or may be alleged as a justification of war...
see also casus

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an event used to justify starting a war
(hypernym) beginning
Casus belli Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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is a Latin expression meaning "an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war" (literally, "a case for war"). A casus belli involves direct offenses or threats against the nation declaring the war, whereas a involves offenses or threats against its ally—usually one bound by a mutual defense pact. Either may be considered an

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