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cobelligerent

[koh-buh-lij-er-uh nt]
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noun
  1. a state or individual that cooperates with, but is not bound by a formal alliance to another in waging war.
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Origin of cobelligerent

First recorded in 1805–15; co- + belligerent
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British Dictionary definitions for cobelligerent

cobelligerent

noun
  1. a country fighting in a war on the side of another country
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