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1. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
(Military) the state of being at war
bel•lig•er•en•cy(bəˈlɪdʒ ər ən si)
1. position or status as a belligerent; state of being engaged in war.
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|Noun||1.||belligerency - hostile or warlike attitude or nature|
ill will, enmity, hostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
warpath - hostile or belligerent mood; "the chief is on the warpath today"
|2.||belligerency - fighting; acts of overt warfare; "the outbreak of hostilities"|
1. A state of open, prolonged fighting:
2. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature:
3. Hostile behavior: