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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Belligerent

BELLIG'ERENT, adjective [Latin belliger, warlike; belligero, to wage war; from bellum, war, and gero, to wage; part. gerens, gerentis, waging. Gr. war.]

Waging war; carrying on war; as a belligerent nation.

BELLIG'ERENT, noun A nation, power or state carrying on war.