See also conflict; killing; weaponry.
the right of a nation at war to destroy the property of a neutral, subject to indemnification.
the techniques, policies, and training of special police who deal with terrorists, especially those who take hostages. —antiterrorist
a temporary cessation of hostilities, by agreement between the belligerents, prior to the negotiation or signing of a peace treaty.
the advocacy of war. Cf. pacifism
the state of being hostile or at war. —belligerent
, n., adj.
any expression of sympathy for the Confederate cause in the American Civil War. —copperhead
the process of demilitarization or removal of military activity or control from an area.
the process of being demobilized or mustered out of the military.
the reduction in size of military forces, by treaty, following defeat, etc. Also Obsolete,
the advocacy of peace or a conciliatory national attitude, especially on the part of a public official. Cf. hawkism
a war between giants, as in mythology.
war between large contestants, as major powers.
the practice and philosophy of guerrilla warfare.
the advocacy of war or a belligerent national attitude, especially on the part of a public official. Cf. doveism
a feeling or state of antagonism.
an expression or act of war. —hostile
the state or condition of being in revolt or insurrection.
an uprising. —insurgent
, n., adj.
an advocacy of peace and conciliation. —irenicist
the branch of military science concerned with the movement and supply of troops. —logistician
an inclination to belligerency; bellicosity.
the qualities of a military existence. —martialist
the state or condition of being combative or disposed to fight.
the active championing of a cause or belief. —militant
, n., adj.
the process of preparing for war; mobilization of troops or of an area.
single combat, or a duel. —monomachist
a mock sea fight, as in ancient Rome.
the flooded arena where such fights were conducted.
the maintaining of naval interests. —navalist
the state or position of being impartial or
not allied with or committed to either party or viewpoint in a conflict, especially a war or armed conflict, —neutral
an opposition to war or violence of any kind.
the principle or policy of establishing and maintaining universal peace.
nonresistance to aggression. Cf. bellicism.
the act of plundering or large scale robbery, usually accompanied by violence as in wartime.
plundered property; booty.
the art of siegecraft. —poliorcetic
destruction of or damage to equipment, installations, etc, in an industrial context, as in a labor dispute, or in a military context, as in the action of partisan or resistance movements. —saboteur
the science or craft of laying or carrying out sieges.
soldiership or military science or craft.
the process of robbing or plundering, especially in time of war and on a large scale. See also church
the art of directing an army. —stratographer
a person skilled in the art of tactics, in a military or other sense.
the art or science of disposing or managing military forces to best advantage against the enemy.
a skill or resource management in other contexts.
battle between Titans, referring to the unsuccessful revolt of the family of Iapetus against Zeus.
an ancient Athenian policy allowing private citizens, as part of their civic duty, to fit out triremes for the defense of the city.
the science, art, or craft of war.