casus belli

[ key-suh s bel-ahy, bel-ee; Latin kah-soo s bel-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF casus belli
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He would be an "Ishmaelite," finding "casus belli" in all the purposes of fate.

He adds that with the Germans war is instinctive; there is no casus belli at all.

The Markgrafs casus belli was now gone; but his demands knew no bounds.

The farmer had taken his cats part, and scolded the man, and hence the casus belli.

If not, although a man of peace, I shall consider it a casus belli!

The casus belli was simple, but, as reported, most irritating.

If the Count Ferroll is discomfited by the prince, it may be a casus belli.

It was evident that no casus belli existed in any international sense.

His casus belli, accurately worded, would have read curiously.

It is the right of a sovereign State and by no code of ethics a casus belli.

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