contraband of war

noun International Law.

goods that a neutral nation cannot supply to a belligerent nation except at the risk of seizure and confiscation.

Nearby words

  1. contra dance,
  2. contra-,
  3. contra-aperture,
  4. contra-guide rudder,
  5. contraband,
  6. contrabandist,
  7. contrabass,
  8. contrabasso,
  9. contrabassoon,
  10. contracept

Origin of contraband of war

First recorded in 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019