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nonbelligerent

[non-buh-lij-er-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a country whose status or policy is one of nonbelligerency.
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noun
  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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Historical Examples

  • 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