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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belligerent  \Bel*lig"er*ent\,  a.  [L.  bellum  war  +  gerens, 
  -entis,  waging,  p.  pr  of  gerere  to  wage:  cf  F. 
  bellig['e]rant.  See  {Bellicose},  {Jest}.] 
  1.  Waging  war;  carrying  on  war.  ``Belligerent  powers.''  --E. 
  Everett. 
 
  2.  Pertaining,  or  tending,  to  war;  of  or  relating  to 
  belligerents;  as  a  belligerent  tone;  belligerent  rights. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belligerent  \Bel*lig"er*ent\,  n. 
  A  nation  or  state  recognized  as  carrying  on  war;  a  person 
  engaged  in  warfare. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belligerent 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  an  enemy  or  one  eager  to  fight; 
  "aggressive  acts  against  another  country";  "a 
  belligerent  tone"  [syn:  {aggressive}] 
  2:  engaged  in  war;  "belligerent  (or  warring)  nations";  "a 
  fighting  war"  [syn:  {fighting},  {militant},  {war-ridden}, 
  {warring}] 
  n  :  someone  who  fights  (or  is  fighting)  [syn:  {combatant},  {battler}, 
  {fighter},  {scrapper}] 




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