casus


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casus

(ˈkɑːsəs)
n
an event, situation or occurrence
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And those that held Nisyrus, Crapathus, and Casus, with Cos, the city of Eurypylus, and the Calydnian islands, these were commanded by Pheidippus and Antiphus, two sons of King Thessalus the son of Hercules.
I couldn't make a casus belli of it just then, because my Chief had taken all the troops to hammer a gang of slave kings up north.
Such might have been the end of it had the CASUS BELLI been other than it was; but Teeka was flattered at the attention that was being drawn to her and by the fact that these two young bulls were contemplating battle on her account.
Another artificial casus belli is the McMahon Line.
APAM 2018 will also feature Queensland-based companies Casus Circus and Dancenorth, performers Leah Shelton and Thomas E.
Over the past month, Iran's Lebanese allies led by President Michael Aoun have been looking for casus belli to start a new conflict with Israel, while Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei dispatched his possible successor Ayatollah Sayyed Ebrahim Raisi to Lebanon.
The storm raised by a section of opinion in India over the removal of Mrs Kulbhushan Jadhav's shoes when she met her husband is not the result of frustration at the effectiveness of Pakistan's gesture, so much as the search for a casus belli, resembling nothing more than the cutting off of Jenkins' ear in 1731, which led to the War of Jenkins' Ear between England and Spain in 1738.
That the soldiers were not much concerned about slavery on either side" completely misses the salient point that the governments for whom these soldiers fought were clear-eyed about the war's casus belli, which is set forth with depressing clarity in secession documents.
In the thick of the latest casus belli, words of influential faith leaders like Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sought to offer solace.
The alleged intelligence activities against the diplomatic representatives of Serbia to Skopje are listed like casus belli, and the level of rhetoric implies "increased offensive activities against the Republic of Serbia".
The altercation has been cast as the casus belli that damaged the relations between the two men; but, as Binag herself said, quite tellingly: 'I find it petty for some matured (sic) men to be burning bridges of friendship over a girls' spat.
In "Turning It Up to Eleven: Belligerent Rhetoric in North Korea's Propaganda," Mason Richey examines some of the rhetoric from Pyongyang and whether (or when) it represents a risk of conflict escalation or even a casus belli.