413. War


See also 96. CONFLICT ; 232. KILLING ; 416. WEAPONRY .

angary
the right of a nation at war to destroy the property of a neutral, subject to indemnification.
antiterrorism
the techniques, policies, and training of special police who deal with terrorists, especially those who take hostages. — antiterrorist , adj.
armistice
a temporary cessation of hostilities, by agreement between the belligerents, prior to the negotiation or signing of a peace treaty.
bellicism
the advocacy of war. Cf. pacifism . — bellicist , n.
belligerence
the state of being hostile or at war. — belligerent , n., adj.
copperheadism
any expression of sympathy for the Confederate cause in the American Civil War. — copperhead , n.
demilitarization
the process of demilitarization or removal of military activity or control from an area.
demobilization
the process of being demobilized or mustered out of the military.
disarmament
the reduction in size of military forces, by treaty, following defeat, etc. Also Obsolete, disarmature.
disarmature
Obsolete. disarmament.
doveism, dovism
the advocacy of peace or a conciliatory national attitude, especially on the part of a public official. Cf. hawkism . — dove , n. doveish , adj.
gigantomachy
1. a war between giants, as in mythology.
2. war between large contestants, as major powers.
guerrillaism
the practice and philosophy of guerrilla warfare.
hawkism
the advocacy of war or a belligerent national attitude, especially on the part of a public official. Cf. doveism . — hawk , n. hawkish , adj.
hostility
1. a feeling or state of antagonism.
2. an expression or act of war. — hostile , adj.
insurgence
insurgency.
insurgency, insurgence
1. the state or condition of being in revolt or insurrection.
2. an uprising. — insurgent , n., adj.
irenicism
an advocacy of peace and conciliation. — irenicist , n.
logistics
the branch of military science concerned with the movement and supply of troops. — logistician , n.
martialism
1. an inclination to belligerency; bellicosity.
2. the qualities of a military existence. — martialist , n.
militancy
1. the state or condition of being combative or disposed to fight.
2. the active championing of a cause or belief. — militant , n., adj.
militarization
the process of preparing for war; mobilization of troops or of an area.
monomachy, monomachia
single combat, or a duel. — monomachist , n.
naumachia, naumachy
1. a mock sea fight, as in ancient Rome.
2. the flooded arena where such fights were conducted.
navalism
the maintaining of naval interests. — navalist , n.
neutrality
the state or position of being impartial or not allied with or committed to either party or viewpoint in a conflict, especially a war or armed conflict, — neutral , adj.
pacifism
1. an opposition to war or violence of any kind.
2. the principle or policy of establishing and maintaining universal peace.
3. nonresistance to aggression. Cf. bellicism. pacifist , n. pacifistic , adj.
pillage
1. the act of plundering or large scale robbery, usually accompanied by violence as in wartime.
2. plundered property; booty.
poliorcetics
the art of siegecraft. — poliorcetic , adj.
sabotage
destruction of or damage to equipment, installations, etc, in an industrial context, as in a labor dispute, or in a military context, as in the action of partisan or resistance movements. — saboteur , n.
siegecraft
the science or craft of laying or carrying out sieges.
soldiery
soldiership or military science or craft.
spoliation
the process of robbing or plundering, especially in time of war and on a large scale. See also 81. CHURCH ; 366. SHIPS .
stratography
the art of directing an army. — stratographer , n.
tactician
a person skilled in the art of tactics, in a military or other sense.
tactics
1. the art or science of disposing or managing military forces to best advantage against the enemy.
2. a skill or resource management in other contexts.
Titanomachy
battle between Titans, referring to the unsuccessful revolt of the family of Iapetus against Zeus.
trierarchy
an ancient Athenian policy allowing private citizens, as part of their civic duty, to fit out triremes for the defense of the city.
warcraft
the science, art, or craft of war.

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