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
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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
It is the nonbelligerent champion of domestic tranquility and prosperity.
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.
Thesis: Empirical comparative assessment of psychological, neurological and social impact of linguistic identity/diversity aimed at a better understanding of bilingual communities in contribution to novel biolinguistic perspectives on the origin, development and re-confluence of human language in an ever more interactive (nonbelligerent) planet.
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." Both wars were commenced on supposedly "moral and humanistic grounds." On both, the immediate provocation--the sinking of the Maine in one and the weapons of mass destruction on the other--resulted in unfruitful or rather fictitious grounds.
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.