[Ads-l] belligerent, n. = 'military adversary'

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 12 11:04:15 EDT 2017


2 belligerent
noun bel·lig·er·ent
Legal Definition of belligerent

    : a belligerent nation, state, or person


bel·lig·er·ent (bə-lĭjər-ənt)* [Wow, I wonder what they were using for a
stress mark! Or rather, why they were using it.]*

One that is hostile or aggressive, especially one that is engaged in war


On May 11, 2017 10:51 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" wrote:

> Not in OED.
> Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, Director DIA, testifies that  without more
> assets the stalemate in Afghanistan "will deteriorate in the favor of the
> belligerents."

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