- of or relating to a country whose status or policy is one of nonbelligerency.
- a nation that does not engage officially in a war but openly favors or gives aid to one of the active participants.
Origin of nonbelligerent
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Related Words for nonbelligerentdisinterested, evenhanded, fair-minded, uninvolved, unbiased, uncommitted, inactive, undecided, nonaligned, indifferent, nonpartisan, passive, pacifist, steady, smooth, quiet, neutral, harmonious, calm, nonviolent
Examples from the Web for nonbelligerent
Historical Examples of nonbelligerent
I do not recall Oswald's engaging in any fights, except for nonbelligerent recreation around the barracks.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy