nonbelligerent


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nonbelligerent

(ˌnɒnbɪˈlɪdʒərənt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country or person who is not engaged in fighting or war
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) not engaged in fighting or war
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonbelligerent - not directly at war; "nonbelligerent nations"
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
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Some believe that even the threat of maritime trade warfare would cause shipowners from nonbelligerent countries to keep their vessels out of hostile waters.
diminution, of these rights than would be nonbelligerent, noncriminal
Although, as a nonbelligerent, the United States tried to maintain cordial relations with both the Central powers and the Allied powers -- Great Britain, France and Russia -- as the war progressed America increasingly sided with the latter.
This nonbelligerent stance is enshrined in our Constitution, specifically in the Declaration of Principles and State Policies: The Philippines renounces war.
He wrote Sadat's contribution to peace was in his separation from both the united Arab front and the Soviet Union as he turned toward a nonbelligerent agreement with the Israelis.
Although Ankara remained nonbelligerent during World War II by the conduct of fine-tuned diplomacy as well as sheer coincidence, it was still an isolated country except for being a founding member of the United Nations.
In the process, the United States gave up its de facto if not de jure neutrality; it remained a nonbelligerent, but it no longer could be said to be neutral.
As stated by the author: "There are several remarkable points of coincidence not only in the conflicts themselves, but also in the attitudes and actions of the nonbelligerent in both encounters, as well as in the personalities involved, particularly on the American side.
Norway was a nonbelligerent during World War I, but as a result of the German invasion and occupation during World War II, Norwegians generally became skeptical of the concept of neutrality and turned instead to collective security.
In other words, the nonbelligerent subject--the person who does not go to war--here is a warring party who, confronted by the vulnerability of the face, struggles against its own constitutive aggressiveness, that is, against that aggressiveness that makes him symptomatically suited for the violent practice of war.
The reason for section 5 of the 1790 Act is fairly clear: Congress wanted to keep the peace with nonbelligerent Indian tribes; if Americans attacked Indians or trespassed on their property, this might damage foreign relations.
It will be for the Mediator, in consultation with representatives of the Parties, to work out the exact modalities for the selection and participation of representatives of nonbelligerent parties.