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Noun: belligerency  bu'li-ju-run(t)-see
  1. Hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    - belligerence
  2. Fighting; acts of overt warfare
    "the outbreak of belligerency";
    - hostilities

Derived forms: belligerencies

Type of: armed combat, combat, enmity, hostility, ill will

Encyclopedia: Belligerency