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[non-buh-lij-er-uh nt]
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  1. of or relating to a country whose status or policy is one of nonbelligerency.
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  1. a nation that does not engage officially in a war but openly favors or gives aid to one of the active participants.
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Origin of nonbelligerent

First recorded in 1905–10; non- + belligerent
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Related Words for nonbelligerent

disinterested, evenhanded, fair-minded, uninvolved, unbiased, uncommitted, inactive, undecided, nonaligned, indifferent, nonpartisan, passive, pacifist, steady, smooth, quiet, neutral, harmonious, calm, nonviolent

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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