casus

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.
Jordan's bombardment of Jerusalem by any standard interpretation of international law was indeed a casus belli.
Traditionalists produce 'priestly' or 'imperative' narratives (sermonic exemplum or traditional romance) which are unambiguous, demand assent and offer in return the 'comfort and sustenance' of a sense of belonging to an assured and stable word-order; modernisers produce 'lawyerly' or 'interrogative' narratives (legal casus or new-style courtly, learned, or comic novel) which are ambiguous, demand critical engagement and the exercise of judgement, and offer in return the emancipation of the individual subject (within the limits set and guarded, within the period discussed, by 'enlightened' absolutism).
On 23 July 1914, with a German carte blanche in hand, Austria sent a 48-hour ultimatum to Serbia designed to be unacceptable, to serve as a casus belli, and to justify a war.
The belief that Ekkehard was also the author of the famous Waltharius epic stems from a statement in the Casus Sancti Galli, a history of Sankt Gallen written in part by Ekkehard IV, that Ekkehard I--while still in abbey school--composed a Vitam Waltharii manu fortisas a school exercise for his master Geraldus.
These explore ethno-cultural and social factors and downplay the significance of slavery as the casus belli.
Venerique merenti fixa notet casus aurea palma meos; 1.9.79-82
Once again the US is preparing a casus belli for war with a Middle Eastern country based on flimsy grounds.
The Upper House of Parliament is actively pursuing the agenda of Clean and Green Pakistan as its Standing Committee on Climate Change and a dedicated Climate Change Casus is suggesting workable plan for conservation of environment while taking stakeholders onboard, he said.