state of war

Definitions of state of war
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n a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply

Synonyms:
war
Antonyms:
peace
the state prevailing during the absence of war
Types:
proxy war
a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate
Type of:
antagonism, enmity, hostility
a state of deep-seated ill-will

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