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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.