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On Dec 8, 2007 1:39 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> OED has _bellic_, "Of war; warlike" from 1627 and 1680 only. It's marked "Obs."

>   1994 Robin Fox _The Challenge of Anthropology_ (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction) 116: Many who have been touted as nonbellic, such as the Pueblo Indians...and the Bushmen, in fact turn out to be, or to have been, formidable warriors when the occasion demanded it.

If you go into books.google.com, you'll notice that Robin Fox uses
"bellic" quite a bit in the book, starting with Chapter 8, "Has War A
Future, or Goodnight, Eirene"

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